Attorneys provide clients, which may be private citizens or businesses, with legal advice and may represent them in civil or criminal trials. These legal experts may also be known as Lawyers.
Attorney Job Description Template
We are looking for a motivated Attorney with exceptional negotiation, research, and communication skills. The Attorney will develop relationships with clients as they establish legal needs, provide counsel, help them understand their legal options, and represent them in court and negotiations. You will also conduct research, prepare legal documents, and perform other duties to ensure that clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.
To succeed as an Attorney, you should be knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive. You should also be an excellent communicator, negotiator, public speaker, and problem solver.
Communicating with clients to learn about their legal needs and concerns and providing them with advice.
Developing strategies to resolve cases favorably and cost-effectively for clients.
Explaining legal options to clients and bringing possible outcomes or threats to their attention.
Building relationships with clients based on trust.
Developing arguments and representing clients in criminal and civil legal proceedings.
Preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, and pleadings, accurately and in a timely manner.
Staying informed about current legislation, especially concerning legal specialties.
Finding ethical solutions to legal matters.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
Admission to the bar in the state in which you intend to practice.
Experience or expertise in a specific branch of law may be preferred.
Commitment to abiding by local, state, and federal laws and behaving ethically.
Ability to work independently or with a team of attorneys to develop the case strategies.
Strong critical thinking, interpersonal, public speaking skills.
Ability to negotiate, research, and communicate verbally and in writing effectively.
Adaptability and attention to detail.
1) Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
2) Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
3) Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
4) Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
5) Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
6) Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
7) Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
8) Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
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9) Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
10) Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
11) Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
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12) Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
13) Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
14) Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
15) Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
16) Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
17) Supervise legal assistants.
18) Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
19) Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
20) Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
21) Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.
22) Work in environmental law, representing public interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with state and federal agencies.