Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry / Edition 2

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Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Second Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide ever published to these challenging and rewarding fields. This second edition has been revised and completely updated for the 21st century. In one source you will find information on more than 100 jobs, including: Attorneys: Attorney (Private Practice), Public Interest Lawyer, Prosecutor, Public Defender, Judicial Law Clerk, Attorneys-Practice Areas: Criminal Lawyer, Elder Law Attorney, Employment Lawyer, Indian Law Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyers, Tax Attorney, Judges: Trial Judge (General Jurisdiction), Municipal Judge, Family Court Judge, Appellate Judge, Communications Professionals: Legal Reporter, Book Editor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practitioners: Neutral, Court Mediator, Arbitrator, Labor or Employment, Legal Support Professionals: Legal Receptionist, Information Technology (IT) Professional, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Marketing Manager (Law Firm), Litigation Support Professionals: Demonstrative Evidence Specialist, Private Investigator, Process Server (Private), Litigation Consultants and Expert Witnesses: Litigation Consultant, Business Appraiser, Criminologist, Forensic Psychologist, Court Support Staff: Court Administrator, Court Clerk, Judicial Assistant, Scopist, Criminal Justice Support Professionals: Bail Bond Agent, Criminal Investigator, U.S. Probation Officer, Juvenile Counselor, Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), Educators: Law Professor, Legal Writing Instructor, Law School Dean, Law School Career Counselor, Librarians and Information Specialists: Academic Law Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Law Library Technician, Managers andAdministrators: Nonprofit Organization (NPO) Director, Legal Services Manager, Property Manager, Analysts and Examiners: Actuary, Compliance Specialist, Enrolled Agent, Ethics Officer, Insurance Claims Professional, Patent Agent, Professions in Politics: Legislator, State or Federal, Legislative Assistant, Lobbyist, Campaign Manager.

Throughout the 15 sections of the book, the reader will find a detailed quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing notable features (duties, alternate titles, salary range, employment prospects, advancement prospects, and prerequisites), a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Also included is an index for fast, easy reference, as well as appendixes with listings of education and training resources on the Web, professional certification programs, bar admissions offices, state bar associations, and professional unions and associations and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816067176
  • Publisher: Checkmark Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Industry Outlook     v
Acknowledgments     vii
How to Use This Book     ix
Attorney (Private Practice)     2
Corporate Counsel     5
Public Interest Lawyer     7
Government Lawyer     9
Prosecutor     11
Public Defender     14
Judicial Law Clerk     16
Staff Attorney, Court     18
Judge Advocate     21
Attorneys-Practice areas
Appellate Attorney     24
Criminal Lawyer     26
Elder Law Attorney     29
Employment Lawyer     31
Environmental Lawyer     33
Health Lawyer     35
Indian Law Attorney     38
Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney     41
Litigation Attorney, Civil     43
Personal Injury Lawyer     46
Real Estate Attorney     49
Tax Attorney     52
Trial Judge (General Jurisdiction)     56
Municipal Judge     58
Family Court Judge     60
Bankruptcy Judge     62
Appellate Judge     64
Administrative Law Judge     66
Alternative DisputeResolution (ADR) Practitioners
Neutral     70
Court Mediator     73
Family Law Mediator     75
Arbitrator, Labor or Employment     78
Legal Support Professionals
Legal Support Professional     82
Legal Receptionist     85
Legal Word Processor     87
Information Technology (IT) Professional     89
Legal Secretary     92
Paralegal     94
Legal Administrator     96
Human Resources Manager (Law Firm)     98
Marketing Manager (Law Firm)     100
Legal Technology Consultant     102
Legal Search Consultant     104
Litigation Support Professionals
Demonstrative Evidence Specialist     108
Legal Videographer     110
Private Investigator     112
Process Server (Private)     114
Trial Consultant     116
Litigation Consultants and Expert Witnesses
Litigation Consultant     120
Appraiser     122
Business Appraiser     124
Crash Reconstruction Consultant     127
Criminologist     129
Forensic Accountant     131
Forensic Psychologist     133
Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)     135
Court Support Staff
Bailiff (Local and State Courts)     138
Court Administrator     140
Court Analyst     142
Court Clerk     144
Court Interpreter     146
Court Reporter     149
Judicial Assistant     152
Scopist     154
Criminal Justice Support Professionals
Bail Bond Agent     158
Criminal Investigator     160
Pretrial Services Officer     163
U.S. Probation Officer     165
Victim Services Specialist     167
Juvenile Counselor     169
Child Protective Services (CPS) Caseworker     171
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)     173
Law Professor     178
Legal Writing Instructor     180
Law School Dean     182
Paralegal Educator     184
Judicial Branch Educator     186
Law School Career Counselor     188
Librarians and Information Specialists
Academic Law Librarian     192
Law Firm Librarian     194
Electronic Resources Librarian     196
Law Library Technician     199
Knowledge Manager      201
Communications Professionals
Legal Reporter     206
Book Editor     208
Web Designer     210
Managers and Administrators
Nonprofit Organization (NPO) Director     214
Association Executive     216
Legal Services Manager     218
Director of Admissions, Law School     220
Property Manager     222
Analysts and Examiners
Actuary     226
Compliance Specialist     228
Contract Administrator     230
Eligibility Worker (Federally Funded Programs)     232
Enrolled Agent (EA)     234
Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer     237
Ethics Officer     239
Insurance Claims Professional     241
Legal Management Consultant     243
Patent Agent     246
Title Examiner, Real Estate     248
Professions in Politics
Legislator, State or Federal     252
Local Elected Official     254
Legislative Assistant     256
Lobbyist     258
Public Interest Advocate     260
Campaign Manager     262
Education and Training Resources on the Internet     266
Professional Certification Programs      268
Bar Admission Offices     271
State Bar Associations     275
Professional Unions and Associations     278
Resources on the World Wide Web     288
Glossary     297
Bibliography     300
Index     306
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