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Attorney, Attorney at Law, Attorney General, Lawyer

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Judge Advocate; Nondesignated Lawyer; Paralegal; Paralegal Apprentice; Paralegal Craftsman; Paralegal Helper; Paralegal Journeyman; Paralegal Manager; Paralegal Superintendent
Judge Advocate, General; Military Judge; Paralegal Specialist; USMA, Professor of Law
Legal; Military Justice
Expert Litigator; Judge Advocate; Litigator; Master of Criminal Law; Master of Environmental Law; Master of International Law; Master of Law (General); Master of Procurement Law; Senior Litigator; Supervisory Litigator
Administrative Law Attorney; Appellate Counsel; Capital Litigator; Defense Counsel; International Law Attorney; Legal Assistance Attorney; Legalman; Military Judge, Special Courts-Martial; Navy Paralegal; SC - Judge Advocate General Corps
Judge Advocate; Nondesignated Lawyer
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.


Safety and Government

  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • management

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • LexisNexis CaseMap
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • IDEA TrialPro
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Document management software

  • Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
professional degree or
doctoral degree
usually needed

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