Attorneys and Lawyers
A lawyer specializes in in the establishment of governing law. As an attorney, counsel or solicitor one may work to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of authority, or deliver justice. In the United States of America a lawyer is typically a person authorized to practice law following a bar examination and the meeting of other qualifying requirements regulated by specific state law.
What type of lawyer?
In the United States the law that governs will depend on the specifics of each individual issue or case. For a full list of attorneys and the practice areas that a lawyer may specialize in please click here.
Depending on the case and law governing a particular circumstance, an attorney or lawyer will reference laws that have previously been studied and verified through court cases.
Lawyers may need to deal with federal courts. The federal law applies to all 50 United States, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories.
The U.S. Constitution, determines the role of the federal government, the separate branches, and the rights given to the states and the people. The top legal authority of the federal government is the US Supreme Court.
State law is only in effect in a particular state. Lawyers and attorneys will typically be be licensed by a state regulator or state bar association to practice in an individual state. In some states a lawyer may claim a specialty practice area and the authority to make the claim will often require following a strict system of guidelines..