Lawyers Advise Clients

Lawyers Working as Advisors...

  • Listen to clients to determine their goals & priorities
  • Advise clients about legal requirements for pursuing goals
  • Minimize costs by avoiding lawsuits or bad publicity

Typical Tasks

  • Consult with clients – individuals, businesses or nonprofits, and governments
  • Help clients plan for life’s contingencies
  • Provide ongoing advice to clients on legal options and alternatives

Public Policy

Lawyers as advisors work to revise public policy when it is difficult to pursue a client’s goals:

  • Draft proposed laws and rules
  • Provide strategic advice by lobbying, developing grass roots support, or structuring media campaigns
  • Pursue legal frameworks that will alter the shape of governmental or community action

Last updated 6/20/2014