Singapore Lawyers

Lawyer StatueA lawyer is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the government of a society to maintain stability and justice. Working as a lawyer represents the practical application of legal theory and knowledge to solve real problems or to advance the interests of those who retain lawyers for legal services.
The role of the lawyer varies significantly across legal jurisdictions, and thus can be treated here in only the most general terms.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawyer

So what does a lawyer do?Court case

  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
  • Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.

Source: http://www.careerplanner.com/Job-Descriptions/Lawyers.cfm

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