When in need of legal help it is especially important to know the role of your attorney. If you don’t know what your attorney is supposed to be doing and the service they are supposed to be providing it can be hard to know if you are getting the legal help you need and deserve. A little research will never hurt anyone. Before going to an attorney for legal help read up on some of the basic responsibilities of an attorney so you know first what kind of legal help you should be getting and second that you are getting the best possible legal service for yourself.
An attorney is a person learned in the law, a person licensed to practice law. Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain stability, and deliver justice through legal help. Working as an attorney involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain an attorney to perform legal services and provide legal help. The role of the attorney varies greatly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.
In most countries, particularly civil law countries, there has been a tradition of giving many legal tasks to a variety of civil law notaries andclerks. These countries do not have lawyers in the American sense, as that term refers to a single type of general-purpose legal services or legal help provider; rather, their legal professions consist of a large number of different kinds of law-trained persons, known as jurists, of which only some are advocates who are licensed to practice in the courts. It is difficult to formulate accurate generalizations that cover all the countries with multiple legal professions, because each country has traditionally had its own peculiar method of dividing up legal work among all its different types of legal professionals.
Legal help is the application of abstract principles of law to the concrete facts of the client’s case in order to advise the client about what they should do next. In many countries, only a properly licensed attorney may provide legal help to clients for good consideration, even if no lawsuit is contemplated or is in progress. Therefore, even an attorney and corporate in-house counsel must first get a license to practice, though they may actually spend very little of their careers in court. Failure to obey such a rule is the crime of unauthorized practice of law.
It is important to research all the areas of the judicial system in addition to the rules of an attorney. It is also important that you make sure the attorney you go to for legal help is a licensed attorney, otherwise any legal help from the attorney will not be considered. There is a vast amount of imformation made availble to the public regardging these areas of law.