Structure of Law

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Structure of a Law Firm

The Structure of Law in our society comprises of a hierarchy.

The hierarchy goes in the order of Managing Partner, Partner, and Associates.

The Role of the Litigation Attorney

  • Investigation- Looks over the evidence and then determines if there is enough to help argue his clients case. Find witnesses and other facts about the case.
  • Pleadings- Draft a variety of pleadings and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant.
  • Discovery- Exchange information with the other party.
  • Pre-Trial- Wrap up discovery and prepare for trial. In the pre-trial stage, litigators consult with and advise clients.
  • Trial- Present his clients case to the judge.
  • Settlement-Engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Appeal- They develop appellate strategies if their case is lost.

Criminal Law

What is Criminal Law?
  • The laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.

  • Felonies and Misdemeanors

What Does a Criminal Lawyer Do?

  • Defend their clients who have committed a crime by either proving them innocent or reducing the punishment.
  • Investigates case and helps identify ways to introduce doubt into the question of a defendant's guilt.


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  • Takes him about 8-10 hours outside of work to prepare for a case.
  • In Wisconsin you don't have to take the Bar exam and other states you do.