Structure of Law
Its purdy neat
The hierarchy goes in the order of Managing Partner, Partner, and Associates.
Top of hierarchy, founder of the firm or senior lawyer manages day to day operations of the firm.
Jointed owners of a firm.
Lawyers who have the prospect of becoming partners.
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.
The laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.
- Felonies and Misdemeanors
- 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.
- 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.