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Lawyer skills LJSSE

Lawyer skills LJSSE presentation from Portugal

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Lawyer skills LJSSE

  1. 1. Made by: Rodrigo Ferreira Teachers: Ana Paula Coelho; Ana Margarida Cunha; Ana Luísa Melão
  2. 2. A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an advocate, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, solicitor, or public servant preparing, interpreting and/or applying law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.
  3. 3. To practice this profession in Portugal requires a degree in Law (3 years) and an internship lasting 18 months in the Order of Lawyers. The internship is divided in 2 parts:  The most theoretical initial part that ends with evaluation through written exams.  The second part is more practical which includes going to trial hearings by the trainee lawyer. This phase ends with an oral evaluation. Lisbon’s Law University
  4. 4. To become a lawyer in Portugal you must:  have a good analytical capacity.  evaluate and assimilate facts and situations quickly.  be able to speak clearly and fluently so as to reason easily.  be confident and able to inspire confidence and not allow prejudices to affect his activity.  Ideally, you should have too a broad cultural background based on knowledge from several areas, and it is therefore appropriate to be constantly updated.