Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $114,270.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 6,666
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.49 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Conflict Management
Attention to Detail
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Analyze data to discover facts in case
Review laws for understanding and application
Analyze evidence or facts
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Analyze legal questions
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Conduct legal hearings to investigate and delineate the actions of individuals or organizations
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Review hearing transcripts
Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Conduct legal research
Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Judge criminal or civil cases
Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend organizational or legal action
Employ legal arrest, search, or seizure tactics
Determine admissibility of evidence
Decide causes of legal action
Determine negligence or violation of laws or regulations
Evaluate merit of a case based on precedents, policies, laws, or regulations
Employ rules of evidence procedures
Apply court or agency rules or strategies
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

Negotiate labor agreements
Negotiate with federal, state, or public agencies
Negotiate with political or community organizations
Resolve labor-management conflicts or grievances
Arbitrate disputes among groups or individuals
Mediate individual, group, or organizational disputes
Resolve worker or organizational conflicts or grievances

Documenting/Recording Information

Write legal correspondence
Compose draft or final legal pleadings
Prepare legal, regulatory, or investigatory forms or documentation
Draft legally binding agreements
Prepare documentation of legal proceedings
Prepare tax returns
Manage law enforcement or security-related records or files

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Mergers and Acquisitions
Negotiation Skills
Project Management
Legal Compliance
Due Diligence

Related Licensing Requirements

Licensed Lawyer (18-0000000019)

In order to obtain a license to practice law in the state of Indiana, candidates must: Be a graduate of an approved law school with some course specialization. Pass the State Bar Examination. Pay all application and examination fees.

- Board of Law Examiners (3172343823)

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