Lawyers Resolve Disputes

Lawyers Working on Disputes...


  • Analyze dispute's context and legal parameters
  • Listen to clients or parties to understand their concerns
  • Advocate for clients’ goals in courts or other forums
  • Facilitate a resolution to parties' disputes, keeping the peace

Typical Tasks

  • Interview clients and gather facts
  • File claims for clients or defend against them
  • Shepherd cases through courts, administrative agencies, arbitration, or mediation
  • Ensure existing laws are implemented in practice
  • Settle cases, Operate as "neutrals" to decide cases as judges or arbitrators, or resolve disputes through mediation

Public Policy

Lawyers working on disputes affect public policy by:

  • Obtaining favorable interpretations of the law from judges in individual cases, class action lawsuits, or “impact litigation
  • Utilizing advocacy skills in new forums, seeking new or changed legislation or regulations in order to pursue client goals

Last updated 6/20/2014