When you work on legal issues for a company, either in-house or as outside counsel, you quickly learn that there’s a lot of ground to cover. From employment, operations, bylaws, litigation, to substantive issues, corporate counsel must be prepared for it all. FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center is here to help, with legal articles and news on topics that will help you support your business: Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Business Operations, Finance, Corporate Governance, and Litigation & Disputes. Our Law Library provides a collection of articles written by legal professionals for businesses about many different areas of substantive law. We also provide free access to a large archive of sample contracts from public companies spanning a wide variety of practice areas.
A corporate lawyer is also known as In-House Counsel, Staff Attorney, Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Their primary objective is to serve the interests of the corporation, not the owners of the business or the officers who run it. In addition to legal counsel, they may also be called upon to provide business advice. They may practice other areas of law concerning mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, tax law bankruptcy, employment, securities, real estate or international commercial law.
Taking Vacation Time from Work: What Are Your Rights?
• If there is a strong written policy, such as contained in an employee handbook, which sets forth the rules about vacations, that policy may be considered to effectively create an enforceable contract. It depends on exactly what the policy says and how definitive it is (or conversely, does the handbook or policy manual by its very terms state that policies are subject to change at all or that the handbook/manual does not create any employment contract). Employers should therefore be careful what they put in any policy statements or handbooks and should have them reviewed by attorneys before putting them out. Equally, employees should look to their handbooks, etc. (and as necessary, review them with an attorney) in the event of a dispute over vacation, to see what rights they may have.
Corporate Lawyer Resume Samples
Corporate Lawyers specialize in relating law to the business transactions within a company. Skills included on example resumes for Corporate Lawyers include interpreting laws, rules, and regulations for corporate officers; preparing legal documents and written pleadings for court cases; and providing advice on administrative policy, employment issues, regulatory compliance issues and litigation strategies. A sample resume for a Corporate Lawyer displays a Juris Doctor degree after he or she has successfully completed law school and passed the state bar exam.
"I have been seriously considering enrolling in law school in a couple of years, and while I am fascinated by law and drawn in by the idea of making a hefty salary (and I don’t have too many pleasant alternatives, as a history major), I am also intimidated by the prospect of becoming a lawyer. I mean, it’s a lot of work, isn’t it? Won’t I be working like 80 hour weeks or something? I don’t know if I can handle that or not. But I don’t know what else to do with this history degree. It’s not like there are a lot of jobs as a historian out there, and I also don’t want to teach. I gather that also entails a lot of overtime, but not the nice salary. And at least I like law."
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