There were approximately 760,000 lawyers working in the United States in 2006. Since lawyers earn a high income and their jobs often allow them to have a powerful impact on their community, many new people join this profession each year. Lawyers can work in a wide range of areas, from criminal law and intellectual property to municipal law and personal injuries. In addition, there are many opportunities for non-lawyers as support professionals such as paralegals.
Career Launcher: Law outlines the complexities of the legal industry, providing readers with the information they need to put their law career on the fast track to success. Ideal for recent graduates or seasoned workers looking for the inside edge to jump-start their career, this guide offers vital information, facts, and trends to help them achieve career success. Valuable tips, a breakdown of key jobs, and further resources round out this comprehensive resource.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Amy Hackney Blackwell is an attorney and a writer. She has degrees from Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. She has written books and articles on a wide variety of topics, including mythology, Irish history, chemical compounds, alternative energy, world holidays, and legal vocabulary. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
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