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Where can I go learn more about what different types of lawyers do?

baileypicks24

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You know...what does someone in the DA's office do on a typical day? In the public defenders office? In a giant corporate biglaw firm? In a small criminal firm?

I've been poking around the internet, but could somebody recommend a decent website out there that profiles the type of work different lawyers do on a typical day? How much money they make? How much they work? Etc....

Thanks!

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Re: Where can I go learn more about what different types of lawyers do?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 05:19:09 PM »
Tag the crap out of this.

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Re: Where can I go learn more about what different types of lawyers do?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 05:28:40 PM »
Well, I guess we should post whatever we find on the internet!

I found a bunch of info on Vault.com

"A Day In The Life" of various lawyers in their respective fields. Very brief:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=981

Litigation Law Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=2813

Bankruptcy Law Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=2812

Alternative Legal Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&cat_id=1184

Government/Public Interest Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=1162

Corporate Law Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=2811

Labor & Employment Law Careers:
http://www.vault.com/nr/hottopiclist.jsp?ch_id=242&nr_page=13&cat_id=2814

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Re: Where can I go learn more about what different types of lawyers do?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 05:30:29 PM »
Damn, that's pretty much what you were looking for.

Re: Where can I go learn more about what different types of lawyers do?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 05:40:44 PM »
You know...what does someone in the DA's office do on a typical day? In the public defenders office? In a giant corporate biglaw firm? In a small criminal firm?

I've been poking around the internet, but could somebody recommend a decent website out there that profiles the type of work different lawyers do on a typical day? How much money they make? How much they work? Etc....

Thanks!

Wait for cops to come in, stay on the phone, make photocopies, order video tapes, laugh at people on the DWI tapes...that's pretty much the jist  :D