Lawyers have many responsibilities which go beyond the basic court trial. Researching information, drafting documents, mediating disputes and providing counsel to clients about their legal rights are just some tasks involved depending on your area of interest.
Types of Lawyers:
Divorce Lawyer - Focuses on the legal matters of divorce and the dissolution of marriage.
Immigration Lawyer - 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.
Family Lawyer - 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.
Criminal Lawyer - Focuses on crimes and their punishments.
Bankruptcy Lawyer - Focuses on individuals or organizations that make legal declarations stating their inability to pay their creditors.
Employment Lawyer - Governs the employer-employee relationship which includes contracts, regulations, bargaining agreements, protection against discrimination, wages and hours, health and safety, and severance negotiations.