What does a Lawyer do?
Types of Lawyers:
– Focuses on the legal matters of divorce and the dissolution of marriage
– Determines the legal rights, duties and obligations of a person deemed an alien and aids an individual in gaining legal citizenship within a specific country
Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
– Usually involves civil law cases that focus on injury to body, mind or emotions and compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident
Business and Corporate Lawyer
– Focuses on contracts, sales, commercial paper, agency and employment law, business organizations and property and bailment
– Deals with family related issues that arise during marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships that include spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse and child abduction
– Focuses on crimes and their punishments
– Focuses on individuals or organizations that make legal declarations stating their inability to pay their creditors
– Governs the employer-employee relationship which includes contracts, regulations, bargaining agreements, protection against discrimination, wages and hours, health and safety, and severance negotiations
What is the workplace of a Lawyer like?
How does one decide what type of lawyer to become?
- What attracts you to being a lawyer?
- What motivates you to make it your career?
- Who do you see yourself representing?
- What type of impact do you want to have in the world?
- What types of situations do you see yourself wanting to be engaged in?
- What type of lifestyle do you see yourself having in your profession?
- What do the job prospects look like for the type of law you may be considering?
- What classes do you enjoy the most in law school?
Most lawyers get into law for personal reasons. For example, if you feel strongly about worker’s rights, then labour law might be the route for you. Strong beliefs about the rights of immigrants? Immigration law. The environment? Environmental law. If you want to make an impact in something you feel very strongly about, and there’s a law for it, consider that avenue.