The people who represent a company or a government firm or a person on matters of the legal issue are called the attorneys. They represent the client in court especially when charges have been leveled against the client by a third party or another person who is concerned with crimes or criminal actions. Also the lawyers defend an offender who is believed to have violated the rights of another client. The lawyers also draft papers as well as doing legal research on behalf of a client. They research on the relevant facts as well as writing brief that concerns a particular case, thus the lawyer is the one who does the hard work while the clients only need to show their face I the court room.
Another duty of the attorney is to advise the accused on the legal ways of handling a certain action that has to face the judges after the attorney has received the legal information on the pending case. The attorney give the accused a hint on what to expect and how to prepare for the case so that the client does not go over the laws. Apart from the duties above, attorneys do the procurement of patents and copyright which protect an individual’s intellectual business property. Thus, the attorney has to get patents and copyright that protects the business idea or the chemical formula or the trade secret from being used illegally by other people or businesses. Through the government or the correct government body, the attorney, has to help the organization to register the products so that they can receive the highest protection level.
When it comes to family matters, there are specialized attorneys who execute the last wishes of the deceased through a written will that has the last wishes. Prosecution of criminal suspects is done by the advocates who majorly work in the departments of justice or the police department.
Business corporates have invested in advocates who will help the organization and its clients to run under the require laws. They have the duty to ensure viability of the commercial transactions, advice the corporates on the legal rights and duties which include the responsibilities of the employer and other officers. The corporate lawyers must have the knowledge of contract law, security law, intellectual property rights, taxation law, accounting law, bankruptcy law, licencing law and other laws that are specific to the business. The corporate lawyers work by legal drafting, reviewing agreements, negotiating deals as well as attending meetings with the clients of the company.