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Lawyer Job Description

A lawyer is a person who is qualified to practice law. A lawyer performs duties such as conducting legal research, interviewing clients and witnesses to gather evidence, providing legal advice, and representing clients in court.

A lawyer should be sagacious, clever, analytical, objective, diligent, confident, persuasive, and good at public speaking. They should have a competitive spirit and the ability to think quickly and remain calm in difficult situations. They should also have the ability to inspire trust and believe in their clients and keep their information confidential.

What does a Lawyer do?

Lawyers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Lawyers usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work overtime and weekends when researching cases. They work in offices, law libraries and courtrooms. They may travel to attend court sessions or to conduct interviews or research.

What is Required to Become a Lawyer?

To be qualified to practice law in a country, you will need to have graduated from a law school, passed the bar licensing exam and be licensed by the body regulating the practice of law in the country.


Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you’ll be taking in college may include:

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Lawyers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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