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Attorneys of all skills and experience levels are in high-demand, and finding a good fit is essential — that's where we come in. To help, let's break down the role of an attorney.

What does it take to be an attorney?

Attorneys, or lawyers, advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues. To work as an attorney, you must first earn a law degree. After law school, you must pass the bar exam for the state in which you want to practice. Each state bar also requires applicants to go through a moral character and fitness review process. To-be attorneys must also take a legally binding oath that they will uphold the codes and the Constitution of the United States. They will also be asked to honor the laws and constitution of their licensing state.

Where does an attorney work?

The majority of attorneys work on corporate legal teams in company offices or workspaces. Other lawyers work for federal, local, and state government agencies and hang their briefcases wherever those groups function.

What is a typical day for an attorney?

Depending on specialty, practice, and role in either a corporation or a law firm, the typical day for an attorney varies greatly. The responsibilities of a lawyer depend on their position within their legal function. Most attorneys work full time, and many work over 40 hours a week.

Whether your expertise is broad or specific, our recruiters have the connections, and experience, you can rely on. As a result, we can provide you with access to exclusive opportunities across a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking & Commercial Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Document Review
  • ERISA Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Government Contracts Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Legal Nursing
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Municipal Finance Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Tort Law
  • Trust & Estates Law
  • Workers Comp Law

What's the difference between a good attorney and a great one?

Since 1987, Special Counsel has helped more talented attorneys connect to more rewarding career opportunities than anyone else. We understand that what separates winning attorneys from their counterparts is expertise. If you have it, we can help you put it to work for our distinguished clients—and for your future.

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Attorney Job Postings

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  • Location: Charlotte , North Carolina
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel, the leading legal search and staffing company in the nation and the Charlotte area, has an immediate need for barred document review...View Details.
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Antitrust
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is staffing an upcoming document review project for licensed attorneys with solid anti-trust practice experience or a medical device/life science background.  The project is expected to start Wednesday, July 25. Please see the project details...View Details.
  • Location: Orlando , Florida
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Antitrust
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is staffing an upcoming document review project for licensed attorneys with solid anti-trust practice experience or a medical device/life science background.  The project is expected to start Wednesday, July 25. Please see the project details...View Details.
  • Location: Austin, Texas
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Appellate Practice
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is staffing an upcoming document review project for licensed attorneys with solid anti-trust practice experience or a medical device/life science background.  The project is expected to start Wednesday, July 25. Please see the project details...View Details.
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Antitrust
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is staffing an upcoming document review project for licensed attorneys with solid anti-trust practice experience or a medical device/life science background.  The project is expected to start Wednesday, July 25. Please see the project details...View Details.
  • Location: Orange County, California
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
     
     
    Complex litigator to manage a diverse and engaging practice wanted for a nationally ranked firm in the Orange County area. The firm has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for and has a unique, family-centered feel with ample pro bono...
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  • Location: Sarasota, Florida
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    There is an excellent opportunity with a fantastic Sarasota firm that is seeking to add a Land Use attorney to their busy practice. You would work on sophisticated matters in a collegial and supportive environmentView Details.
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch Legal is assisting the Birmingham, Alabama office of a leading, national law firm in its search for a commercial real estate and transactional associate.  This is an outstanding career opportunity with a top, business law firm with a major footprint....View Details.
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A large, North Carolina firm has reached out directly to Parker + Lynch Legal to find a Junior Corporate/Transactional Associate for its Raleigh office.  This is a rare opportunity to make a lateral move as early as your first or second year of practice!
     
    Our client is...
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  • Location: Miami, Florida
    Date Posted: 07/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to shape the Miami skyline for years to come?  How about working with one of the preeminent real estate practice groups in Florida?  Do you enjoy thought provoking and financially rewarding work?  Well this is the job for you!
     
    The...
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