What does an Attorney do?
Attorneys advise and represent clients during civil or criminal cases. They provide professional advice, prepare documents, and appear in court to plead on behalf of their clients. They explain legal issues, advise clients on litigation involving them, and research all case elements, including official documentation including a police report. They pay close attention to the legal system elements that pertain to the client's case and search for relevant, previously filed pleadings.
Attorneys formulate a strategy on behalf of clients, intending to find timely and cost-effective ways to manage legal issues. Rather than take a case to trial, attorneys attempt to resolve it promptly. Attorneys familiarize themselves with a client’s case and directly defend their best interest, and help clients discuss plea bargains or other agreements with a district attorney's office. They also advise clients on their public behavior while charges are pending. Attorneys need a Juris Doctor from a school of law and to pass the state Bar exam.
Average Base Pay
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“During a difficult Covid year our pay was not reduced and we still received a bonus unlike many law firms.”
“Some of the upper management can be great resources for a wide range of Real Estate Law topics and practice.”
“There is no chance of growth here to "partner" and the benefits are not the best.”
“The salary is not the best and the career takes too much time to growth.”
“Rewards hard work and grants you independence quickly if you provide consistent high quality work product.”
“Great career growth opportunity and for one to become a better attorney by working on novel/challenging issues.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an attorney
When working as an attorney, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Writing, Law Degree, Excellent Communication, VERBAL Communication and IN Spanish.
- Document Review Attorney
- Trial Attorney
- Patent Attorney
The most common qualifications to become an attorney is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.