The Lawyer by niusheng11

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									The Criminal
  Defense
  Lawyer
     By Vicki Marks
  Educational
 Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate Law School
Pass Bar Exam
FBI Background Check
  A Typical Day
In Court
 • 9 am to 5pm, 9am to 1pm
 • Motion Hearings, trials, and pre-
    trials for clients
No Court
 • Emails and Voicemails
 • Meets with clients
 • Legal Research for cases
 • Works on Briefs
Duties, Tasks, and
 Responsibilities
 Representing those that are in connection
      to the criminal justice system

 Appear in court for pre-trials and trials
 Research cases
 Handle appears and write briefs
    Personality
      Traits
Listening is KEY
Ability to Multi-task
Hard-working
Working well with a variety of people
 Traits In Myself
Listening:
   Executive Board Leadership position
Ability to Multi-task:
     School, Work, Alpha Chi Omega, Family,
     Friends, Exercise
Hard-working:
  Dedication to school and LSAT
Able to work with a variety of people:
     Jobs and sorority
  Occupational
    Outlook
Employment is expected to grow as
   fast as average through 2014
Will continue to be a competitive field
School choice and grades will matter
Increase of work in nontraditional
   areas
Willingness to relocate is important
Work experience matters
          Salary
    Largest Employment Industries

Management of companies and
   enterprises: $126,250
Federal Government: $108,090
Legal services: $99,580
Local government: $73,410
State government: $70,280
2004: Median Salary: $94,930
Associations and
 Organizations
American Bar Association
Criminal Law Section
National Association of Criminal
  Defense Lawyers
Various State Organization,
    associations for independent and
    specialized lawyers
           Sources
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department
     of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
     2006-07 Edition, Lawyers, on the Internet
     at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm
     (2 Nov. 2006).
Morgan, Robert. Telephone interview. 30
   Oct. 2006.
National Association of Criminal Defense
     Lawyers, NACDL Homepage,
     http://www.criminaljustice.org/public.ns
     f/FreeForm/PublicWelcome?OpenDocu
     ment (2 Nov. 2006).

								
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