Career Opportunities in the Law and Legal Industry

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Provides career profiles of 87 legal and legal-related professions arranged into 16 sections in such fields as litigation consulting, court support, criminal justice, dispute resolution, compliance, education, and libraries. Each profile summarizes the job's duties and responsibilities, salary range, employment prospects, and the education and training required. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Overview

Provides career profiles of 87 legal and legal-related professions arranged into 16 sections in such fields as litigation consulting, court support, criminal justice, dispute resolution, compliance, education, and libraries. Each profile summarizes the job's duties and responsibilities, salary range, employment prospects, and the education and training required. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816045525
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Career Opportunities
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Attorneys 1
Private Attorney 2
Corporate Counsel 5
Government Lawyer 7
Military Lawyer 10
Public Interest Lawyer 12
Elder Law Attorney 14
Employment Lawyer 16
Environmental Lawyer 18
Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney 20
Prosecutor 22
Criminal Lawyer 25
Public Defender 28
Appellate Attorney 30
Legal Support Professionals 33
Legal Support Professional 34
Legal Receptionist 37
Legal Word Processor 39
Information Technology (IT) Professionals 41
Legal Secretary 44
Paralegal 46
Legal Administrator 49
Human Resources Manager (Law Firm) 51
Marketing Manager (Law Firm) 53
Legal Technology Consultant (Independent) 55
Litigation Support Professionals 59
Bail Bond Agent 60
Private Process Server 62
Private Investigator 64
Legal Videographer 66
Demonstrative Evidence Specialist 68
Trial Consultant 70
Litigation Consultants and Expert Witnesses 73
Litigation Consultant 74
Crash Reconstruction Consultant 76
Criminologist 78
Forensic Psychologist 80
Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) 82
Forensic Accountant 84
Appraiser 86
Judges 89
State or Federal Trial Judge (General Jurisdiction) 90
Appellate Judge 92
Municipal Judge 94
Family Court Judge 96
Bankruptcy Judge 99
Administrative Law Judge 101
Court Support Staff 105
Judicial Law Clerk 106
Judicial Assistant 108
Bailiff (Local and State Courts) 110
Court Interpreter 112
Official Court Reporter 115
Scopist 118
Court Clerk 120
Court Administrator 122
Criminal Justice Social Services Professionals 125
Pretrial Services Officer 126
U.S. Probation Officer 129
Juvenile Counselor 132
Child Protective Services (CPS) Caseworker 135
Victim Services Specialist 138
Professions in Politics 141
Legislator, State or Federal 142
Local Elected Officials 144
Legislative Assistant 146
Lobbyist 149
Public Interest Advocate 151
Nonprofit Administrators 153
Association Executive 154
Civil Legal Services Manager 156
Nonprofit Organization (NPO) Director 158
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practitioners 161
Neutral 162
Court Mediator 165
Arbitrator, Labor or Employment 168
Compliance Officers 171
Compliance Specialist 172
Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer 174
Ethics Officer 177
Analysts and Examiners 179
Contract Administrator 180
Patent Agent 182
Title Examiner, Real Estate 184
Eligibility Worker (Federally Funded Programs) 186
Insurance Claims Professional 188
Actuary 191
Educators 195
Law Professor 196
Legal Writing Instructor 199
Law School Dean 201
Paralegal Educator 203
Judicial Branch Educator 205
Career Services Professionals 207
Law School Career Counselor 208
Legal Search Consultant 210
Librarians 213
Academic Law Librarian 214
Law Firm Librarian 216
Law Library Technician 218
Publishing Professionals 221
Legal Reporter 222
Book Editor 224
Appendixes 227
I. Education and Training Resources 228
II. Bar Admission Offices 231
III. Professional Associations 235
IV. State Bar Associations 244
V. Bibliography 247
VI. Resources on the World Wide Web 253
Index 261
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