Manage Cases in a Variety of Legal Areas such as Municipal Law, Collections, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Criminal, and Family
Attorneys are self-employed, so we set our own hours, hourly fees, and areas of practice.
High school courses important to the position:
Public speaking and communications, composition, government are all very useful. It may also help to have some knowledge of psychology, sociology, child development, and/or history depending on your area of interest.
Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
Juris Doctorate degree
Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills):
Critical thinking, creative problem-solving, communication, ability to think from multiple perspectives, an understanding of different cultures and lifestyles, reading comprehension, writing skills, basic computer skills such as typing and using spreadsheets
Advancement opportunities in the company:
As a self-employed attorney, it's really up to the lawyer to set their own expectations and goals. It can be very individualized.