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Average Salary for Legal Counsel in United States

The average salary of a(n) Legal Counsel in United States is $135,917.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Legal Counsel in United States is $65.34.

The average bonus of a(n) Legal Counsel in United States is $8,971.00.

Job Description:

Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization. Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies. Gathers evidence and information for management decision making. Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc. Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit. Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization. Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits. Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits. Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights. Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government. Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar. Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses. Advises concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers, and corporate relations with general public. May act as agent of the organization in various transactions. May confer with colleagues with specialty in areas of law to establish and verify basis for legal personnel. May prepare business contacts, pay taxes, settle labor disputes, and administer other legal matters. May teach college courses in law. May apply for patents. May specialize in specific phase of law. Less

Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization. Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies. Gathers evidence and information for management decision... More

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