Legal Counsel

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Daily, legal counsels work individually, or collaboratively, to protect and defend their company or clients, while provide legally sounds advice on operations and transactions.

Also known as: Lawyer, Attorney, Attorney at Law, Attorney General, Counsel, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Advise clients on business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
Provide legal advice and represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings
Evaluate findings from legal data to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
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
Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue
Help develop federal and state programs or agencies to draft and interpret laws and legislation and establish enforcement procedures
Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making
Prepare documentation of legal proceedings, leases and contracts

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