Legal

A court reporter organizes transcripts of court hearings and creates official records of cases. The transcription must be accurate and word-for-word from depositions, trials, legal proceedings, and administrative hearings. If needed, they might provide translation for deaf and hard of hearing people through video closed-captioning. Most work for local or state governments, in courts, and …

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Judges research and apply laws to resolve disputes between parties, reach judgments, and oversee the legal process in courts. They conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, and issue legal decisions. Watch a video to learn what a judge does. Find a College Judges and hearing officers are employed by the federal government or by local …

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A lawyer gives legal advice to people, government agencies, and businesses and offer representation to them when needed. They prepare legal documents and interpret laws, regulations, and rulings. Watch a video to learn what a lawyer does. How to Become a Lawyer A lawyer spends an average of 7 years in college. This breaks down …

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A legislator is an elected official. This means legislators are voted into office. They work at all levels of government from a city council, house of representatives, senate, and congress. Legislators help develop and introduce laws and statues at the level of government they represent. Watch a video to learn what a legislator does. Find …

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An arbitrator and mediator often work in the legal services industry or in local and state governments attempting to resolve conflicts between opposing parties outside of the court system. An arbitrator and mediator’s ultimate goal is to encourage and facilitate negotiations and dialogue between conflicting parties with the goal of reaching acceptable agreements for both …

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Many paralegals work for law firms. However, they can be found in organizations of all types as well as government agencies and corporate legal departments. Paralegals are skilled in the preparation of affidavits, legal correspondence, electronic filing systems and assistance in preparing for trial. A paralegal would be responsible for preparing contracts, legal documents, wills …

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