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What a Lawyer Does

  • Lawyers have a duty to advise and help their clients understand the legal system. In doing so, lawyers work to protect the legal rights of their clients, help solve legal problems, defend the accused, and guard against abuses by the government and its agents. It is likely that everyone, at some point, will need a lawyer.
  • A Lawyer also has the procedural knowledge and skill to manage your case. This means they will make decisions they believe will best achieve your goals in resolving a legal issue.
  • Lawyers have an advanced education in the law and legal advocacy. This allows them to professionally research the legal issues in your case. This education also gives a lawyer the legal skills and knowledge to create documents and make arguments that are most likely to result in your success in court.
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