What do lawyers do and the pay

Asked almost 3 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

like i am doing a progcet on it but i need to hear this stuff from a lawyer i need the right anwers

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  1. Sean David Allen

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    Answered . "Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors in our society. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest particular courses of action in business and personal matters. Whether acting as an advocate or an advisor, all attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the law to the specific circumstances faced by their clients.

    The more detailed aspects of a lawyers job depend upon his or her field of specialization and position. Although all lawyers are licensed to represent parties in court, some appear in court more frequently than others. Trial lawyers, who specialize in trial work, must be able to think quickly and speak with ease and authority. In addition, familiarity with courtroom rules and strategy is particularly important in trial work. Still, trial lawyers spend the majority of their time outside the courtroom, conducting research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and handling other details in preparation for a trial."

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  2. Pamela Koslyn

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    Answered . Ever hear the phrase "garbage in, garbage out"? That means when the question is bad, the answer will inevitably be just as bad. "What do lawyers do" is one of those bad questions, it's too vague and general to mean much.

    As for your project, this site isn't for students looking for help on their homework, it's meant for people with real legal problems looking for guidance.

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  3. Brian S Wayson

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    Answered . The minimum necessary for the maximum return?

    Disclaimer Information on this site is provided by Brian Scott Wayson as general information, not legal advice,... more

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