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2 Lawyer By: Anna Raymond oday/original/Lawyer_Clipart.jpg content/uploads/2009/03/lawyer.jpg

3 Likely Tasks n Advise clients of legal rights n Confer with other clients n Study regulations and court decisions n Gather evidence and put together a defense or being legal entrance n Represent clients in court, negotiate settlements n Search for and examine public records to establish ownership n May supervise paralegals, law clerks, and legal assistants n Prepare and draft legal documents n Interview clients and witnesses to understand facts and cases n Prepare and file legal briefs rights-lawyer-picture-rights.html

4 Working Conditions Rarely consult a supervisor Repeat same mental tasks Strict deadlines Regularly work in teams or a group Medium level of social contact Daily communication Often placed in conflict situations Work indoors Must be exact in work Big decisions Long hours http://www.electronicretailermag. com/uploadImages/MoneyClock.jpg

5 Skills and Abilities n Read and understand information n Make sense of new information by studying it n Manage the time of self and others n Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work n Persuade other to approach thing differently n Look for ways to help people n Use several methods to teach others how to do something n Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task n Identify patterns that are hidden in distracting material n Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items

6 Interests n People who like good working conditions. They like jobs offering steady employment and a good lifestyle. May prefer to be alone, having a variety of tasks, and being busy all the time. n Achievement is important. They like to see accomplishments of their work, and they like to see results and use their strongest abilities.

7 Preparation n Need a high school degree or GED n Complete a bachelor’s degree, 4 years n Complete a law degree, 3 years n Pass bar exam for state in which you want to practice n Good communication skills n Hours at legal aid clinics and clerkships help n Some states require yearly classes or seminars Helpful High School Classes n Business Law n Computer Applications n Key Boarding n Law studies n Legal System

8 Employment & Outlook n Grow in population is a cause for more lawyers n More low-cost legal clinics and prepaid legal services n Greater availability of services leads to more jobs n Reduced by firms cutting costs, mediators taking cases, and paralegals taking jobs n Competition will be strong because law schools graduate more lawyers than jobs available n Very large annual openings and employment

9 Working Hours/ TravelMajor Employers Related Occupations Current Median Wage Long hours, more than 50 hours/week Work a set schedule Many travel to clients homes or places of business Law Firms Local, state, and federal agencies Paralegals Law Clerks Detectives and Investigators $53.17/ hour $106,120/ year 93776ezKR76.jpg

10 Advancement Fringe Opportunities Benefits n Start firm or associate to an experienced lawyer n After gaining more years and experiences, they may ask you to be partner of the firm n Start own practice n In corporations move to management n Become a judge n Become law school faculty or administrator n Lawyers under firms receive health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and a retirement plan n Self employment lawyers provide their own retirement plan and insurance

11 Evaluation of Research I do like this job, and it suits me because I have good communication and can work alone or in a group. It’s not a good choice because it’s long hours and schooling is expensive. This would leave little time for family. I still like helping people, and I’m interested in the field. l= gle/lawyer_cartoon.gif&imgrefurl

12 Professional Organizations Career Cluster Sources Cited American Bar Association Law and Public Safety Ohio Department of Education “Lawyer”

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