Know About Lawyers

According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a lawyer is “a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.” The word Law on the other hand is “the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice.” A lawyer uses legal theories and knowledge to solve certain legal problem of a person or to protect the interests of those who retain lawyers to do legal services.

Almost all aspects in our society are affected by the legal system from buying a home to crossing the street. Lawyers outline the moral fiber of this legal system by linking it to society in various manners; holding positions of great responsibility and are obliged to follow to a firm code of ethics.

Lawyers perform as both advocates by representing one party in criminal and civil trials and present evidence and argue in court to support their client. They act as advisors to counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest certain courses of action in business and personal matters.

Specialization:

Trial lawyers conduct research, interview clients and witnesses and handle other details in preparation for a trial.

Environmental lawyers represent interest groups, waste disposal companies or construction firms in their dealings with the Environmental Protection agency and other Federal and State agencies and help clients prepare and file for licenses and applications for approval.

Intellectual property lawyers help to protect clients’ claims to copyrights, artwork under contract, product designs and computer programs.

Lawyers dealing with insurance lawyers advise insurance companies about the legality of insurance transactions, guiding the company in drafting insurance policies that conform to the law, protect the companies from unwarranted claims and review the claims and represent the companies in court.

Criminal lawyers represent individuals who have been charged with crimes and argue their cases in courts of law.

Attorneys dealing with civil law help clients with litigation, wills, trusts, contracts, mortgages, titles and leases.

A house counsel is dealing with a corporation and advises the company concerning legal issues related to its business activities such as patents, government regulations, contracts with other companies, property interests, or collective-bargaining agreements with union Employment

Government lawyers work for State attorneys general, prosecutors and public defenders in criminal courts, also help develop programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, establish enforcement procedures and argue civil and criminal cases on behalf of the government.

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