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Sample lawyer job description

At [Organization X], we’re passionate about defending our clients’ rights, and we have a history of success built on lasting relationships that produce outstanding value for clients. We’re currently seeking an experienced corporate and business lawyer who shares the same client-focused approach. As a litigator in our Corporate and Business practice area, this person will provide strategic legal counsel for emerging and established companies in diverse commercial industries. Our clients include public and private companies, limited liability companies, and entrepreneurs in all types of business and investment. We’re committed to serving every client in the best way possible, and it starts with finding the best lawyer to deliver it.

Objectives of this role

  • Be well versed in complex commercial case law and the commercial code applicable to jurisdiction of a case
  • Advise, advocate for, and represent our clients’ business interests or issues
  • Write succinct and persuasive motions and briefs
  • Maintain a regular schedule of hearings, court appearances, and conferences based on case requirements
  • Continue legal education through mock-trial practice (provided in-house)
  • Serve as first chair for your own cases and second chair for the litigation team handling large cases


  • Draft, review, and negotiate a diverse range of agreements, and file comprehensive complaints and airtight responses
  • Work closely with team to prepare accurate, persuasive briefs and motions for every case that goes to trial
  • Inform clients about discovery, depositions, trial preparation, and other case-related processes
  • Conduct depositions and discovery, and perform research on legal matters related to specific cases
  • Attend court frequently for hearings and pre-trial conferences

Required skills and qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school 
  • Certification by relevant legal body or authority
  • Two to four years of experience in corporate or business law
  • Excellent command of details and an ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience in litigation

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Outstanding storytelling ability (the root of persuasive lines of questioning and closing arguments)
  • Ability to review and understand complex P&L and cash-flow statements
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language