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The legal arena is vast, with many opportunities for individuals to tailor their expertise to a specific area of the law, such as environmental, bankruptcy, contracts, criminal, immigration, healthcare, etc. Attorneys provide legal advice and representation to individuals or entities who require resolution to a particular problem. They may also work for corporations, government agencies, and local, state and federal court systems.

A Juris Doctorate and successful completion of the Bar exam is required to practice law in the United States. Many attorneys will also seek additional specialized training in a specific aspect of the law. The Vault Guides offer a sample of careers in Law. Each guide gives, among other valuable information, an overview of the job and entry-level requirements.

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