Most lawyers in this country are in private practice, meaning that they do not work for the government. Many lawyers work together with other lawyers in groups known as law firms. These firms provide a range of services with different attorneys specializing in different areas of the law. Many of the larger law firms have multiple offices often in large cities in the United States and sometimes an office overseas as well.
Some attorneys work for themselves and are called solo practitioners. This means that the lawyer does not officially work for or with any other attorneys, though many attorneys will share office space with other attorneys or may have friendly relationships with other attorneys.
Other attorneys work for the government in a variety of settings a federal or state agency, a district attorney’s office, a defender’s office, or some other type of job.
- Do some lawyers work on retainer?
- Are contingency fees available for all types of cases?
- How is a lawyer paid?
- How much can you expect to pay a lawyer?
- Can attorneys advertise in any way they want?
- LegalSpeak: Ohralik v. Ohio (1978)
- A famous celebrity endorsed a lawyer, but does that mean this is a superior lawyer?
- What should you look for in an attorney?
- What are the lawyer ratings provided for by Martindale-Hubbell?
- Where does a person go to find a lawyer?
- What is continuing legal education?
- If a lawyer passes a state bar exam can he or she then practice in any state?
- Do all states require individuals to take a bar exam to practice law?
- What is tested on the bar exam?
- How many bar exams are there?
- What can disqualify a person from sitting for a bar exam?
- If a person passes the bar exam, is he or she automatically entitled to practice law?
- Can all law school graduates take the bar exam?
- What is the American Bar Association?
- What does it take to become a lawyer?