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Q: what does a lawyer do

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Kevin M Rogers

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Boise, ID

A: Lawyers fix problems for people. If lawyers represent people in business, they might draft Merger Agreements, Purchase & Sale Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Dissolution Agreements and various filings for federal and state tax purposes or employment or retirement agreements, labor etc.

If the lawyer is a family law lawyer he represents men or women who need help dissolving their marriages in a fair and equitable way. Sometimes when the parents have children it involves thinking about what would be in the children's best interests so as to draft agreements that the court will approve of and making sure that the mother has enough child support for herself and their children.

If the lawyer is a criminal defense lawyer, he defends folks who get arrested by the police and face imprisonment if they are convicted and try to minimize the effect on the individual through negotiation or motions to suppress evidence because it is believed that the police officer overstepped his lawful authority.

If the lawyer works for governments he works within a specified parameter of bounds that he can operate in, always keeping in mind where he works and for whom he works.

Law is a rewarding career.

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Stuart Nachbar

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ

A: I am not really sure what you are asking, but since you posted in the Bankruptcy section, we meet with clients, prepare Petitions, attend 341(a) Meetings, appear on all Court matters including confirmation hearings, and motion hearings and handle bankruptcy litigation when Creditors oppose a Discharge

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Timothy Denison

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Lawyers resolve problems for people. Lawyers keep people who listen to them out of trouble and help them avoid bad decisions.

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Tim Akpinar

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A: A lawyer represents people in various matters. These could include house purchases, business contracts, business formation, bankruptcy proceedings, criminal defense, injury claims, divorce proceedings, wills and estate planning, and others. Lawyers also advise people, such as how to interpret the meaning of new laws.

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