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Attorney
The job of a lawyer, also called an attorney, is to understand and interpret laws while engaging in litigation, creating legal documents, and advising clients. Most lawyers specialize in a certain area of the law, such as civil, criminal, environmental, or tax law.Read More...

Bailiff Careers, Jobs, Duties & Salary Information
More than 16,360 bailiffs, court officers, and correctional officers work in the nation's courts, jails, and penitentiaries. Bailiffs (or courthouse marshals) enforce safety and law enforcement regulations in the courtroom. They may assist judges, juries, or other trial participants. They are typically used to announce the arrival or departure of the judge from the courtroom.Read More...

Corporate Law
Corporate lawyers may be employed by private businesses, banks, insurance firms, real estate companies, public utilities, manufacturing firms, and nonprofit organizations. Specialties may be in tax law, securities, accounting, federal reporting, contracts, intellectual property, or real estate.Read More...

Court Clerk
Court clerks, bailiffs, and municipal clerks work for state and local government, handling a range of administrative duties. Depending on their role, they may be required to have career training in the latest word processing, spreadsheet, and communications software to perform their job.Read More...

Court Reporter
Court reporters work for federal, state, and local courts, private industry, the entertainment field, and in formal hearings or meetings where written transcripts are required for the proceeding. The stenographic method is the most-common among the reporting practices.Read More...

Defense Attorney
If you want to use your analytical and language skills to help get people out of trouble, you'll want to put defense attorney at the top of your list of career options. A defense attorney represents the accused in a case involving a prosecutor and defendant.Read More...

District Attorney
If you're an aspiring lawyer who's comfortable being at the center of attention, district attorney might be the right job for you. Sometimes appointed, but more frequently elected, a district attorney conducts prosecution on behalf of a city or county.Read More...

Family Law Attorney
Family law attorneys represent clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings, create legal documents, and advise clients in legal matters. The area of family law includes cases of family-related issues and domestic relations.Read More...

IRS Agent
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hires agents to investigate financial crimes within their criminal investigation branch. IRS agents combine accounting skills with traditional investigation techniques to detect crimes like tax fraud and dishonest reporting.Read More...

Judicial Clerk
Judicial clerks, or law clerks, assist lawyers and judges by preparing legal documents and doing research. The majority of judicial clerks are employed by law firms and local government, while others work for corporations, state government, and federal government.Read More...

Law Librarian
Law librarians are information specialists working in law firms, courts, or academic settings. Each day, a law librarian may be asked to find a specific document or case report, perform research online, and organize shelves and files.Read More...

Law Professor
Law professors are hired by law schools to teach courses, advise students, and write academic papers. The career goal of most law professors is to achieve tenure, which means they cannot be fired without just cause by the university.Read More...

Legal Secretary
A legal secretary performs secretarial tasks relevant to law. Legal secretaries prepare legal papers and correspondence with clients, so they must have a firm grasp on legal terminology.Read More...

Litigator
A litigator is a type of lawyer dedicated to settling both civil and criminal disputes. Litigators, also called trial lawyers, often appear in court on behalf of a plaintiff or defendant.Read More...

Paralegal
Paralegals research, analyze, and organize information for legal proceedings such as trials, hearings, and meetings. Other paralegal activities include writing contracts, preparing court documents, and assisting attorneys in many aspects of a trial.Read More...

Real Estate Lawyer
Real estate lawyers specialize in real estate law and are involved in a variety of legal matters concerning commercial and residential properties. They help finalize deals and spot potential problems that only an expert in the field could recognize.Read More...

 
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