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Legal Services

Summary
Legal Services employees, General, or Corporate Counsels, provide legal advice and strategies to an organization.

They represent the organization in both criminal and civil proceedings and manage any legal issues or transactions the company may encounter. They mitigate legal risks and advise on specific courses of action by applying their respective expertise in their chosen legal field. 

Typical Activities

  • Review and write various legal documents.
  • Negotiate and manage client and vendor contracts.
  • Ensure legal compliance during mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represent corporate clients in litigations and legal proceedings.
  • Represent the organization in collective bargaining negotiations.

Synonyms or related job titles

Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, General Counsel

Summary
Legal Support provides general administrative support and assists legal professionals such as General Counsels with specialized research.

Though not licensed to practice law themselves, they are educated in law and legal proceedings and are able to draft legally sound propositions or other documents. 

Typical Activities

  • Assist lawyers through investigation of facts and preparing legal documents.
  • Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
  • Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas.

Synonyms or related job titles

Paralegal, Legal Clerk, Law Clerk, Legal Assistant

Specialized Legal Services jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the specific subfamilies should be matched here, in "Other Legal Services Disciplines".