What does an Attorney do?

Attorneys advise and represent clients during civil or criminal cases. They provide professional advice, prepare documents, and appear in court to plead on behalf of their clients. They explain legal issues, advise clients on litigation involving them, and research all case elements, including official documentation including a police report. They pay close attention to the legal system elements that pertain to the client's case and search for relevant, previously filed pleadings.

Attorneys formulate a strategy on behalf of clients, intending to find timely and cost-effective ways to manage legal issues. Rather than take a case to trial, attorneys attempt to resolve it promptly. Attorneys familiarize themselves with a client’s case and directly defend their best interest, and help clients discuss plea bargains or other agreements with a district attorney's office. They also advise clients on their public behavior while charges are pending. Attorneys need a Juris Doctor from a school of law and to pass the state Bar exam.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
21%
8+
13%

Common Skill Sets

Writing
Law Degree
Excellent Communication
VERBAL Communication
IN Spanish
Confidence
juris Doctorate
juris Doctor Preferred

Attorney Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney
£66,359/yr
L3
Senior Attorney
£70,417/yr
L4
Attorney IV
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Document Review Attorney
3% made the transition
Trial Attorney
7% made the transition
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Attorney Salaries

Average Base Pay

£66,359 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£30K
Median: £66K
£148K
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