Justice For All
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.
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Attorney, Attorney at Law, Attorney General, City Attorney, Counsel, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel, Lawyer
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What you Need to Know
- Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- 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 modeling, 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, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Accounting software — BQE Software BillQuick; Fund accounting software; LexisNexis PCLaw; TimeSolv Legal
- Data base user interface and query software — Argosy Legal Systems Power Closer; LexisNexis CaseMap; Microsoft Access; WorthMORE Software CaseWORTH
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; LexisNexis HotDocs; Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS; WealthCounsel WealthDocs
- Information retrieval or search software — Fastcase; LexisNexis Shepard’s Citations Service; Thomson West WestlawPRO; Wolters Kluwer Loislaw
- Presentation software — IDEA TrialPro; inData TrialDirector; Microsoft PowerPoint; Visionary Legal Technologies Visionary Professional
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