There is more to the practice of law than television’s depictions of high courtroom drama and criminal behavior. In fact, most people in need of the services of attorneys are more likely to need professional representation when purchasing real estate or divorcing their spouses. Lawyers are also expert in the exceedingly important matters of drawing up and reviewing contracts, as well as setting up corporations and other business entities. Attorneys may be called upon to initiate or defend civil suits that involve a range of wrongdoing, including personal injury. They also play roles in matters of death, wills, and taxes. In future columns, we will show you how to put yourself on the right side of the law.
HINT: A lawyer’s expertise may also extend to workers’ compensation and rights in the workplace.