Legal is a branch of expertise in the field of law. This branch of law mainly deals with legislation and the functioning of legal systems and institutions. The branches that are related to law are civil law, criminal law, litigation law, and family law. Each legal practice has its own unique type of court involved activities.
Civil law involves the procedures that surround disputes between individuals, companies, organizations, and governments on account of differences. Criminal law involves criminal proceedings and the enforcement of laws on crimes and offenses. Litigation law involves cases going to trial or appeals of judgments and sentences. Lastly, family law involves the administration of justice especially in matters of divorce, marriage, birth and adoption.
As already discussed the branches of law, the focus of each specialized lawyer changes as per their area of expertise. For example, in criminal law the lawyers specialize in either crimes against humanity or lesser crimes. On the other hand, civil lawyers deal with personal injury cases, commercial disputes, divorce, and adoption. Similarly, family lawyers deal with divorce, adoption, and marriage and family law. Health law focuses on disability, disease, and longevity; labor law handles labor issues like employment issues, worker’s compensation, and industrial accidents, social security and workers’ compensation; intellectual property law handles issues such as trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets; and family law focuses on issues such as custody, adoption, and guardianship.
There are various types of licenses that are provided to professionals on the basis of their specialization. In Canada, there are different sets of licenses provided for different fields. For example, one type of license provided to a registered nurse is a nursing license while another type of license is that of a paralegal. Similarly, lawyers can get other types of licenses such as marriage license, attorney license, criminal lawyer license, and business lawyer license.
Many lawyers choose to work independently by practising alone in a law firm. However, even within a firm, some lawyers may work as partners of another lawyer or as representatives of one particular firm. Still others may work at the direction of a corporate law firm representing clients in various industries, including advertising, entertainment, communications, and entertainment. Corporate law involves areas such as mergers and acquisitions, franchise, corporate citizen protection, commercial law, and acquisitions of corporations by other firms. Public sector law involves representation by attorneys who are government employees such as executive officers of state universities, hospitals, public boards, and tribal governments.
As a whole, lawyers play a vital role in the society and the economy. They provide legal advice and service to people in all walks of life. It is due to this importance that the legal profession attracts a large number of energetic and progressive individuals. Graduates interested in a career in the legal profession can attain a number of academic degrees. Some of these degrees are: Law School Admission Counseling (LSAC); ABA Law; JL Students Program; JLH Students Program; and PhD in Law.