The Helping Nature Of Lawyers
When you think of a lawyer often the first thing that comes to mind is TV drama in a court of law. To a large extent you will be right to think like this. However, there is much more to law than the dramatics we witness during court sessions and there is far more legal work that never reaches the court. North Shore lawyers are there to help their clients, private individuals or companies, navigate through life on the right side of law.
In this article we take a look at just how helpful lawyers are to their clients. But first we need to define a lawyer as being the person who defends people or entities in the various legal proceedings facing them. Alternatively, a lawyer is the individual who acts on behalf of the party or parties he represents in the best interests of these clients. The legal proceedings mentioned above may be civil or criminal.
The responsibilities of lawyers will mostly depend on their area of specialisation. Divorce lawyers will represent their clients in divorce cases while North Shore lawyers who deal in property will help you with buying or selling real estate. Generally speaking, lawyers represent their clients in courts sessions, mediations, and business transactions plus communicating with the other side’s legal team.
For one to appreciate the helping nature of lawyers it is important to acknowledge the fact that the practice of law is very complex to the normal person. Law is very wide and it can work in your favour or against you depending on how well you argue out your case. The great thing about having a lawyer to represent you is that they know how to exploit the legal system in a way that favours their clients.
It is for that reason that we have defined a lawyer as the individual who represents another in all matters legal. For example, if a company wants to enter into a merger with another company it is the work of the lawyers to advise their client company on the legal issues of the merger and the laws that govern mergers. The other role that a lawyer would play in this scenario is to ensure that the merger benefits their client and improves their financial status. For example, they check to see that the target company does not have any outstanding tax bills or is the subject of legal issues from customers.
For the lawyer-client relationship to be one that actually benefits the client, there are some responsibilities or duties that the lawyers have. The first action of a lawyer is to remain in contact with their clients in a timely manner. They should maintain this close contact so that the parties they represent are always in the loop on all progress and pertinent information arising from their relationship.
Another important duty performed by lawyers is the in-person representation at all legal proceedings and court cases. This is irrespective of whether their clients are being faced with civil or criminal litigation. The lawyer will attend all hearings and speak on behalf of their client. It is the lawyer’s duty to also advise the client on the legal way forward and the possible outcomes of the hearings.
While they are not publicly representing their clients, lawyers are mostly involved in a multitude of background work all of which serves the interests of their clients. This is the bulk of documentation that the lawyers have to draft in order to back any contracts, business transactions or property purchases of their clients. This drafting of legal documents is done with the help of paralegals and legal secretaries.
Lastly, lawyers do conduct a lot of research about the legal system in order to stay updated with any new laws or those that are no longer useful. In fact, a large portion of the lawyer’s time is spent digging through the archives of law in order to figure out ways of representing their clients better.
Many times people need the help of a lawyer it is for a negative issue such as divorce, business failure or maybe a criminal matter but there are also positive issues too such a business acquisition, a house purchase of creating a Family Trust. A lawyer can help in many ways so be sure to contact on of the area’s biggest law firms, McVeagh Fleming and Co, if you need the help of any North Shore lawyers.