Serve as an authority on the Constitution of the United States.
What does a Constitutional Lawyer do?
Constitutional Lawyers obtain their law degrees like other Lawyers, but they specialize in cases that involve the laws provided by our United States constitution. Constitutional Lawyers are practicing at the very heart of the legal system, and their cases could set precedent for all laws to come.
This is a weighty responsibility, which is why constitutional law is so well respected.
Constitutional law is one of the broadest areas of law. The constitution covers nearly every legal aspect imaginable. As a Constitutional Lawyer, you might focus on real estate, criminal law, or human rights. These and many other areas are covered under the umbrella term of constitutional law.
Regardless of your area of focus, your job is to research your cases. This begins with an investigation of the facts. You interview your client and other parties, gather paperwork, and research similar, relevant cases.
With this information, you decide how to proceed. Some cases can be resolved with correspondence between Lawyers and involved parties. Others will end up in court for a Judge to rule on. If the case does go to court, you supply the court with evidence and properly completed paperwork, as well as verbally present your client’s case. As a Constitutional Lawyer, you may even end up arguing cases in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Obviously, this is a job that requires talking in front of groups (such as a jury). So, you need to have great verbal and written communication skills to relate to other Lawyers, jury members, Judges, and your client. In addition, you need an affinity for details, strong listening skills, and the ability to excel under pressure.