Criminal Lawyer

A criminal lawyer practices crimes and punishments. They either represent the state or the defendant. Lawyers representing government or state are known as Public Prosecutors and the lawyers defending are known as Defense Lawyers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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KEY SKILLS

  • Analytical 

  • Strong Emotional Quotient

  • Research

  • Investigative Skills

  • Legal Knowledge

  • An eye for facts

  • Strong Work Ethics

  • Oral and Written Communication

  • Well informed on Government Regulations

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Detail Oriented

PROS

  • It is a very well paying job

  • It engages your creativity

  • One of the biggest pros of becoming a Criminal Lawyer is helping people in crisis. 

  • Serving justice for the wrongs of the society

  • It keeps you on your toes

  • It is a reward based experiential learning

  • There are a variety of cases

CONS

  • It is highly competitive

  • It requires a very strong emotional quotient

  • The nature of the Criminal Lawyer is such that it can lead to stress and an unhealthy lifestyle

  • There are no fixed hours when it comes to working as a Criminal Lawyer

  • Since it involves a lot of research and investigation, the traditional 9-5 work hours do not apply in this career

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Litigation

  • Firms

  • Non-Governmental Organisations

  • Corporate entities

  • Government Advocate

  • Public Prosecutor

  • You value evidence over assumptions

  • You can keep your feelings aside and think objectively

  • You enjoy challenges

  • You can emapthise

  • You act rationally

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