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23-1011.00 - Lawyers

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.

Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Counsel, Associate Attorney, Attorney, Attorney at Law, City Attorney, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel, Lawyer

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Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.See more occupations related to this skill.

Determine whether a subordinate has a good excuse for being late

Evaluate customer complaints and determine appropriate responses

Write legal brief challenging a federal law
 28 57 85

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.See more occupations related to this skill.

Read step-by-step instructions for completing a form

Read a memo from management describing new personnel policies

Read a scientific journal article describing surgical procedures
 28 57 85

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.See more occupations related to this skill.

Greet tourists and explain tourist attractions

Interview applicants to obtain personal and work history

Argue a legal case before the Supreme Court
 28 57 85

Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.See more occupations related to this skill.

Take a telephone message

Write a memo to staff outlining new directives

Write a novel for publication
 28 57 85

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.See more occupations related to this skill.

Take a customer's order

Answer inquiries regarding credit references

Preside as judge in a complex legal disagreement
 28 57 85

Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.See more occupations related to this skill.

Solicit donations for a charity

Convince a supervisor to purchase a new copy machine

Change the opinion of the jury in a complex legal case
 28 57 85

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.See more occupations related to this skill.

Think about the implications of a newspaper article for job opportunities

Determine the impact of new menu changes on a restaurant's purchasing requirements

Identify the implications of a new scientific theory for product design
 28 57 85

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.See more occupations related to this skill.

Decide how scheduling a break will affect work flow

Evaluate a loan application for degree of risk

Decide whether a manufacturing company should invest in new robotics technology
 28 57 85

Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.See more occupations related to this skill.

Present justification to a manager for altering work schedule

Contract with a wholesaler to sell items at a given cost

Work as an ambassador in negotiating a new treaty
 28 57 85