Do you HAVE to go to court often as a lawyer?

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MartianManhunter
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Re: Do you HAVE to go to court often as a lawyer?

Postby MartianManhunter » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:29 pm

stargazin wrote:
Many, maybe most, lawyers rarely go to court. One reason is that it tends to be too expensive for clients. Settle, arbitrate or mediate if you are in litigation but want to avoid the cost & personal trauma of an actual trial. Or practice in a transactional or administrative area of law.


Yeah, I'd definitely be interested in transactional. Do you think there's enough work in that area to go around and pay the bills usually?


Yeah. It's a lucrative field and generates a stable stream of revenue for firms.

Other fields to consider: Securities, Asset Management, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, any sort of Regulatory and Compliance work. The focus in these (and other practice areas) is to avoid conflict/court because it has very expensive consequences for clients. Also, within litigation-focused groups (like IP) there are specialists that don't go to court but are relied upon by those who do.

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Re: Do you HAVE to go to court often as a lawyer?

Postby sibley » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:33 pm

MartianManhunter wrote:Also, within litigation-focused groups (like IP) there are specialists that don't go to court but are relied upon by those who do.


I'm under the impression that in order to act more as a consultant you had to 'pay your dues' and it's usually upper level partners.




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