HuntedUnicorn wrote:Thelaw23 wrote:
This is just interesting, but wouldn't any of those be split into transaction and litigation too?
Like real estate - anybody making real estate contracts would be transactional, anyone dealing with real estate litigation (eviction maybe or foreclosures?) would be litigation. Of course, you can probably be both and in some of those fields there's a lot of overlap.
Kind of sort of maybe. There's also a compliance element to a lot of it that has nothing to do with deals or litigation (think tax-you're paying that shit every year even if you're not making deals or getting sued). Real estate might be doing deals but you also might be dealing with compliance with zoning ordinances or fire codes or some shit. Drafting a will or setting up a trust isn't really deal work or lit, though I guess it's somewhat closer to the orbit of deal work.
Nah, I think the litigation/transactional divide is correct. There's nothing that says deals are the only transactions. I lump compliance/estates/zoning etc. all under transactional. Another way to put it would be court-centered vs. non-court-centered, but that's awkward as fuck.
But regardless, criminal defense attorneys are still litigators. There's no "fanciness" requirement.