An attorney at law is well qualified to handle all phases of the law on behalf of his or her client. A good attorney will be able to interpret the law and apply it to the specific situation at hand. A typical attorney will have completed a bachelors degree, and then will have completed three years of law school.
An attorney will start out his practice in most cases, working for a law firm in specialty areas, or wherever needed. As the career of an attorney progresses, he or she will more than likely start to settle in a specialty area, or the lawyer may decide to become a general practitioner.
As a general practitioner, the attorney will handle the legal needs of clients as they come along. This can involve any type of case from property law in real estate situations, to wills and trusts in family situations, and everything else in between.
The general practitioner will also be available to assist in the formation of small business entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. The formation of business agreements, employee agreements, and various legal opinions as the business needs them from day to day is appropriately handled.
What each Rogers AR attorney ends up doing can also depend largely upon the population of the area in which they are working. If the lawyer winds up practicing in a smaller community, a general practice is usually the way to go. If he or she winds up in a larger metropolitan area, the chance to specialize is much greater.
Family law is primarily divorce and family litigation. This requires a firm hand and knowledge of not only the law, but an intimate knowledge of the local courts, their tendencies and the judges likes and dislikes. At times you will be helping your clients make difficult decisions that are surely filled with emotional overtones.
Real estate law can come into play in the buying and selling of personal and commercial property. Checking on zoning and community ordinances are just some of the duties that a real estate attorney will have to deal with. Any attorney working with a real estate situation will also be able to craft strong contracts that will withstand any tactic or strategy at closing. The attorney will most likely handle the closing to negotiate the best deal.
Criminal law is a field that can be both exciting and exasperating because there is one thing for sure that there is a lot of action in this field. Most often, criminal law is going to involve defending an individual who has been accused of a crime.
There is not likely to be as much prosecution in that the larger part of the prosecution of criminals falls into area of the district attorney, unless the attorney is involved in civil or commercial lawsuits.
Criminal law is not an area where a rookie attorney is likely to start his or her practice, and it is likely that a lawyer would begin in this field working for a firm that specializes in this area.
Accident law is a similar experience in that an attorney who specializes in this field is someone who has been at it for awhile and has built up some experience. It takes time to build up the body of knowledge, the contacts, and the relationships that it takes to be successful in this branch of the legal profession.
Estate planning and wealth accumulation and distribution is a specialized section of the law that involves the drafting of wills and trusts, perhaps coupled with appropriate gifting strategies in order to protect and preserve estate assets in the event of the deaths of principal family members.
Corporate law is a field where the work is largely with contracts and procedures between corporate affairs such plant and equipment, sales contracts, marketing agreements, trademarks and patents and similar areas of concern. Stock agreements, issuing of stock, and general ownership strategies that affect the business entity and ownership are also areas where the corporate attorney’s skills will come into play.
By and large there is ample opportunity for an attorney to move into various fields where there are different needs by different types of clients. What the individual attorney ends up doing depends on his or her talents and ambitions.