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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Nature of the work continued

The more detailed aspects of a lawyer’s job depend upon his or her field of specialization and position. Although all lawyers are licensed to represent parties in court, some appear in court more frequently than others. Trial lawyers spend the majority of their time outside the courtroom, conducting research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and handling other details in preparation for a trial.

Lawyers may specialize in a number of areas, such as bankruptcy, probate, international, elder, or environmental law. Those specializing in, for example, environmental law may represent interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal and State agencies. These lawyers help clients prepare and file for licenses and applications for approval before certain activities are permitted to occur. Some lawyers specialize in the growing field of intellectual property, helping to protect clients’ claims to copyrights, artwork under contract, product designs, and computer programs. Other lawyers advise insurance companies about the legality of insurance transactions, guiding the company in writing insurance policies to conform to the law and to protect the companies from unwarranted claims. When claims are filed against insurance companies, these attorneys review the claims and represent the companies in court.





“No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.”





35 comments:

  1. “No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.”

    Where does the above quote come from?

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  2. Fascinating. Looking forward to reading more about the intricacies of being a lawyer.

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  3. No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails...

    I like that.

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  5. I think I'd enjoy the research aspect of law the most. The courtroom part has never appealed much to me, though it's more glamorized.

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  6. well being a lawyer isn't so bad if you consider money etc.. but there goes your life also since you are working 24/7

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  7. Bankruptcy must be a bit of a depressing field to work in.

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  8. I had no idea there were that many kinds of Lawyers!

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  9. only relatively clean fingernails?

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  10. The types of lawyers is vast!!!

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  11. Common sense, yo. It helps bunches.

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  12. Hah, I love the quotation at the end! It's funny because it's true :D

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  13. “No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.” lol

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  14. It's all about how you pour your glass of water in front of a client Xd

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  15. I have a lawyer friend who does nothing in court. All he ever does is read stuff over. Still makes more money than I can ever imagine.

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  16. Bankruptcy law is where it's at right now. I'm in debt collection, and clients are filing left and right!

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  17. I wish I knew that before I went into advertising.

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  18. I admit that I don't know much about practicing law (other than what I see on TV), but the amount of research and preparation is very admirable!

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  19. I love the quote. As a pseudo scientist i believe that the simplest explanation is often the most likely.

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  20. This lawyer stuff is more complex than what they show at TV

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  21. Thanks for the info, this is great!

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  22. ahah that last quote cracked me up

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  23. its really complex man, it seems so simple in hollywood

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  24. Damn that last quote is frightfully true isn't it.

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  25. Has an area sparked your interest yet?

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  26. this is true. (i enjoy reading these, keep them coming!)

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  27. love the fingernails quote, it's true.

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