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Monday, 16 May 2011

What is this job like?

Lawyers give people and companies advice and tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take their side in court against other people or companies, or against the government.

Lawyers spend a lot of time doing research. To be a good lawyer, a person must be good at finding facts in books, on computers, and in other places. Lawyers also interview people to get information.

After doing research, lawyers make arguments to show that the people they work for should win in court. Some lawyers speak in court, but many lawyers don't.

Lawyers also write legal documents like contracts and wills. They need to be very specific and well-written.

Lawyers do most of their work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms. They sometimes meet in clients' homes or businesses. Some lawyers meet clients in hospitals or prisons. Lawyers often work long hours, especially during a trial in court.

32 comments:

  1. Very good rundown of a lawyers responsibilitys ;D

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  2. After working at Freshfields for quite some time, let me ell you what a laywer's work is:
    You have to be all day long at the office so that they can charge your time to the client, that's it.

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  3. That's a funny pic lol. Lawyers, probably the most clever people on the planet, I mean you have to be to interpret the law.

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  4. My uncle is a notary, and people come to him for legal advice even though he has no law background. Depending on the person and the question, he'll either make something up or tell them to call a lawyer, ha.

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  5. Good description! Will likely help a few readers get a better picture

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  6. Most lawyers do work hard, good picture.

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  7. hahaha that guys name is hilarious. surely no one takes him seriously.

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  8. so it's not like in the movies where they fire guns and shout Objection! at court

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  9. The type of lawyers is vast! LOL that pic is hilarious!

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  10. A lawyer sounds like such an interesting job, and people say I'd be good at it.
    Law school sounds so dry, though. :/

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  11. What kind of lawyer do you work as? I don't want to say anything about writing wills in case you're doing that xD Also, that judge has got a nice name

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  12. I've heard that it's lots of photocopying. Lots and lots of photocopying.

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  13. i AM the law
    except not really

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  14. I think I'd be a bad lawyer.

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  15. Damn i hate law, it should be clear and concise but is quite the opposite, and the loop wholes even when everyone knows they are there and they are wrong they take years to change. i Hate it.

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  16. Thanks for summing up a lawyer's duty.

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  17. hehe, love the name.
    Thanks for the info.

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  18. I couldn't agree more! The life of a lawyer is not easy. You have to interact with a lot of people, which can sometimes be demanding. That is why every lawyer deserves credit for the effort they put into their work. After all, defending in court requires both skill and intellect.

    Alecia Longsworth

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  19. I couldn't agree more! The life of a lawyer is not easy. You have to interact with a lot of people, which can sometimes be demanding. That is why every lawyer deserves credit for the effort they put into their work. After all, defending in court requires both skill and intellect.

    Alecia Longsworth

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