Much of our modern world is ruled by laws and by understanding how laws work within the reality of society.
Attorney Karl Heideck is a compliance and risk management attorney in Philadelphia who has based a large part of his career on understanding and communicating how our laws work. His audience includes lay people as well as aspiring litigation lawyers. His recent guide for aspiring litigators includes several tips for success in the industry.
Along with his guide, Heideck has also recently published a piece on www.thereisnoconsensus.com that communicates the hard facts of what goes into the process of litigating a civil case. A civil (non-criminal) case involves two parties that are at odds over an issue. A litigator will research the facts of the case and come up with a proposal that will help both sides of the issue come to a settlement agreement.
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As Heideck explains on Tumblr.com, a litigator may work for large law firm (which is where most litigators are employed) or for a bank or large corporation. Some litigators work for small firms or for their own private practice. Many large companies do have attorneys on staff as they have to deal with many legal issues on a regular basis.
As Karl Heideck explains it, most civil cases (90% of them) do not go to trial. It is much less costly for the parties involved to reach a settlement and resolve the legal issues out of court. The need to keep these costs and the unknowns of a court trial under control put pressure on both parties to ultimately come to an agreement. The onus is on the litigator to do the research needed to back up the client’s case, so the other party will be more willing to reach a settlement.
The work of a litigator is complex and challenging, but for those who love the study of the law, it can be a highly rewarding career.
Learn more about Karl Heideck: http://www.legaldirectories.com/Heideck-Karl-576691-Atty.aspx