CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Attorney III (Fully Qualified)

Attorney III (Fully Qualified)

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law. Attorney III work is characterized by Level 2 Difficulty(D2) and Level 2 Responsibility Level 2 (R2) . Difficulty D-2 Legal work is regularly difficult by reason of one or more of the following: the absence of clear and directly applicable legal precedents, the different possible interpretations that can be placed on the facts, the laws, or the precedents involved, the substantial importance of the legal matters to the organization, or the matter is being strongly pressed or contested in formal proceedi ngs or in negotiations by the individuals or corporations,
 
Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
 
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
 
Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
 
Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
 
Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
 
Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
 
Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
 
Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
 
Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
 
Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
 
Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
 
Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
 
Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
 
Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
 
Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
 
Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
 
Supervise legal assistants.
 
Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
 
Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
 
Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
 
Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.
 
Work in environmental law, representing public interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with state and federal agencies.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience Over 10 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Admiralty Lawyer
Agency Legal Counsel
Assistant Attorney General
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Assistant Counsel
Assistant County Attorney
Assistant District Attorney
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Assistant Prosecutor
Assistant Public Defender
Assistant State Attorney
Associate
Associate Attorney
Associate Counsel
Attorney
Attorney General
Attorney at Law
Bar Examiner
Barrister
Brief Writer
Business Lawyer
City Attorney
City Solicitor
Civil Lawyer
Claim Attorney
Closing Agent
Commonwealth Attorney
Consumer Advocate
Conveyancer
Corporate Attorney
Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counselor
Corporate Lawyer
Corporation Counsel
Corporation Lawyer
Counsel
Counselor at Law
County Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal District Attorney
Criminal Justice Lawyer
Criminal Lawyer
Defense Attorney
Deputy Attorney General
Deputy Chief Counsel
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
District Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
Entertainment Lawyer
Enviromental Attorney
Environmental Attorney
Environmental Lawyer
Estate Conservator
Estate Planning Attorney
Family Lawyer
Foreign Law Consultant
Foreign Legal Consultant
General Counsel
General Counselor
Immigration Attorney
Immigration Lawyer
Immigration Specialist
Insurance Attorney
Insurance Counselor
Intellectual Property Lawyer
Law Writer
Lawyer
Legal Adviser
Legal Advisor
Legal Arbitrator
Legal Consultant
Legal Counsel
Legal Department Manager
Legal Examiner
Legal Research Analyst (Lawyer)
Legal Researcher
Litigation Attorney
Military Lawyer
Partner
Patent Attorney
Patent Lawyer
Patent Solicitor
Probate Lawyer
Professional Degreed Law Clerk
Prosecutor
Public Defender
Rating Board Specialist
Rating Specialist
Real Estate Attorney
Real Estate Closer
Real Estate Lawyer
Regulatory Analyst
Solicitor
Sports Attorney
Sports Lawyer
Staff Attorney
Staff Counsel
Tariff Counsel
Tax Agent
Tax Attorney
Tax Lawyer
Title Attorney
Title Lawyer
Trial Attorney
Trial Lawyer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
 
 
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