Career Avenues of a law degree--aspect 2
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The University of Akron : Career Paths - Law Firms

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Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 11:16 PM
Law firms are businesses created by one or multiple lawyers for the purpose of practicing law for payment. Most lawyers in firms begin as associates. After many years of employment and the acquisition of much experience an attorney may be invited to be a shareholder in the business or even a partner.
Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 11:20 PM
The make-up of firms can be quite different when looking at one or another. Certain firms have over 100 hundred employees and multiple departments, this makes it difficult for workers to switch areas. However most firms give young aspiring lawyers a chance to get a feel for every category in the firm.
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Lawyer Job Description, Career as a Lawyer, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

Lawyer Job Description, Career as a Lawyer, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job | Career Avenues of a law degree--aspect 2 | Scoop.it
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Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 10:35 PM
Certain lawyers handle cases that have nothing to do with crimes, these cases are called civil cases. Divorce is a common type of civil case. certain lawyers also handle specific cases involving patents, and union disputes. There are even lawyers that specialize in real estate as well as international law. The varieties of lawyers are endless.
Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 10:39 PM
Most of a lawyers work does not involve disputing law in court but actually researching it and the precedents set by previous rulings in similar cases. Attorneys use precedent as the basis for their case, this information can be found in libraries, documents, and even the internet.
Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 10:44 PM
Its common that lawyers earn a bachelors degree from the college of their choice but they also must gain a degree from a law school. Most lawyers to be, study courses in the political science family but it is also important to study english and history.
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Lawyers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Lawyers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Career Avenues of a law degree--aspect 2 | Scoop.it
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, or government agencies on legal issues or disputes.
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Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 11:00 PM
The average yearly wage of attorneys in 2010 was $112,760. This means that around half made more than that while the others made less. The bottom 10 percent made less than $54,130 annually, while the top 10 percent earned around $166,400.
Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 11:04 PM
THe amount of lawyers holding a job is expected to grow 10 percent between 2010 and 2020, which remains even with most other careers. This growth will continue due to greater need for individual to serve larger businesses and governments
Drew Aunkst's comment, March 13, 2013 11:08 PM
Most lawyers work in office environments but this is not true for all. Some must venture to hospitals, jails and homes to find or meet with clients. They must also travel to look for evidence or appear in court. All of these places can hold a great amount of stress in a demanding occupation.