Represent Clients In Criminal And Civil Litigation And Other Legal Proceedings, Draw Up Legal Documents, Or Manage Or Advise Clients On Legal Transactions.
May Specialize In A Single Area Or May Practice Broadly In Many Areas Of Law.
Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
Supervise legal assistants.
Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
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.
Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
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.
Work in environmental law, representing public interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with state and federal agencies.
Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labour relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behaviour.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring Monitoring / Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training / instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Accounting software BQE Software BillQuick; Fund accounting software ; LexisNexis PCLaw; TimeSolv Legal
Analytical or scientific software Convex FactLogic; Direct Hit Systems THREADS
Calendar and scheduling software Compugov DocketView; CompuLaw Vision; Levare Center Court
Content workflow software I-many Contract Management
Data base user interface and query software LexisNexis CaseMap; Microsoft Access ; Thomson Elite ProLaw; WorthMORE Software CaseWORTH
Data mining software Google Analytics
Desktop publishing software Microsoft Publisher
Document management software Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat ; Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS; OpenText eDOCS DM; WealthCounsel WealthDocs
Electronic mail software Catalyst Repository Systems CatalystDR; Catalyst Repository Systems CatalystXE; Microsoft Outlook ; Novell GroupWise
Enterprise resource planning ERP software ERP software; SAP
Information retrieval or search software Fastcase; LexisNexis Shepard's Citations Service; Thomson West WestlawPRO; Wolters Kluwer Loislaw
Internet browser software Web browser software
Office suite software Corel WordPerfect; Microsoft Office
Presentation software IDEA TrialPro; Microsoft PowerPoint ; Verdict Systems Sanction; Visionary Legal Technologies Visionary Professional
Project management software Canyon Solutions Jcats; Customer Expressions i-Sight; Microsoft Project ; Virtual Case Management
Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
Tax preparation software Tax software
Time accounting software Equative TimeLedger; Sage Timeslips
Word processing software Microsoft Word ; ProCAT Denoto
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.
g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.