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Lawyers - 23-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Attorney
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lawyer
  • Associate
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • City Attorney
  • County Attorney
  • Partner
  • Assistant Counsel

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
  • Supervise legal assistants.
  • Work in environmental law, representing public interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with state and federal agencies.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Draft legislation or regulations.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Supervise activities of other legal personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Acquisition/Procurement Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Administrative Law Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Admiralty Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Appellate Counsel (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Capital Litigator (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Claims Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Colonel, Judge Advocate (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Defense Counsel (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Law Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • General Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • International Law Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Judge Advocate (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Judge Advocate (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Judge Advocate General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Judge Advocate, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Legal (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Legal Assistance Attorney (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Legislative Counsel (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of Criminal Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of Criminal Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of Environmental Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of Environmental Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of International Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of International Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of Labor Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of Labor Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of Law (General) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of Law (General) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Master of Procurement Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master of Procurement Law (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Nondesignated Lawyer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • SC - Judge Advocate General Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Trial Counsel (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • USMA, Professor of Law (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • District Attorney
  • Insurance Attorney
  • Lawyer
  • Lawyer, Admiralty
  • Lawyer, Corporation
  • Lawyer, Criminal
  • Lawyer, Patent
  • Lawyer, Probate
  • Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Tax Attorney
  • Title Attorney