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Duties of solicitor, lawyers, solicitors, legal practitioner – UAE

Duties of solicitor, lawyers, solicitors, legal practitioner – UAE Advocacy is a profession based on providing assistance to natural and legal persons in the fulfillment of their rights WhatsApp: +971555570005

Duties of solicitor, lawyers, solicitors, legal practitioner – UAE

 

Duties of lawyers

Advocacy is a profession based on providing assistance to natural and legal persons in the fulfillment of their rights, assisting in the work in accordance with the laws in all fields, defending the rights of others and legal awareness of citizens about their rights and duties. A Law firm is a profession of confidentiality and honor. Those who work in it have no right to divulge the secrets of their clients.

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by state and jurisdiction.

Most states require that applicants graduate from a law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others.

Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, and a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

For example in UAE according to the organization of legal professionals act 1991 article 6, (to be registered as a lawyer you must be of Emirate Nationality, and age is above 21 years old, must not be convinced in a previous crime, and must be graduated from a recognized law school)

General duties of lawyers
Maintain confidentiality

Most conversations with lawyers must be confidential, which means that a lawyer cannot discuss a private matter with anyone including the police or the court without the client permission.

There are some situations where lawyers may tell someone information about the case. For example, where:

– a particular law requires them to
– it will prevent a serious criminal offence from occurring, or
The client’s safety or the safety of someone else is at risk.

Avoid conflicts of interest
A lawyer cannot work for a client if:
– they acted for the other person or people involved in the past and they have confidential information about them that might negatively affect their interests.
– they are also acting for the other person or people involved, and they may not be able to act in the best interests of both.
– The client’s interests and the lawyer’s own interests clash.
If a lawyer does any of the above, this could be a ‘conflict of interest’, If the lawyer finds out about a conflict of interest, they should let the client know.

Communicate efficiently and in a timely manner
When doing work , a lawyer has a duty to communicate carefully and efficiently. And should give regular updates about the progress of the matter.

Act honestly and in the client’s best interests
A lawyer should always be honest , and the client’s best interests should always be the lawyer’s main concern. However, lawyers cannot act illegally or unethically. A lawyer should tell their opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and whether they think the client have ‘reasonable prospects of success’.

Act with skill and diligence
A lawyer should have experience in the area of which the law case falls within.

Main duties of lawyers

Interview new clients and meet with existing clients to render legal advice.
Perform legal research to determine how the facts of a case interact with current law.
Perform case research by taking depositions, attending site inspections, and engaging in discovery, the exchange of information pertinent to a case from both parties to the action.
Argue motions and attend other pretrial court appearances before a judge.
Draft legal documents including pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, contracts, and wills.
Follow up after a court decision has been handed down or a settlement has been reached, ensuring that all parties to an action do what they’ve been committed or ordered to do.
Advise and represent clients in courts, before government agencies, and in private legal matters
Communicate with their clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in the case
Conduct research and analysis of legal problems
Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses
Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others, and argue on behalf of their clients
Prepare and file legal documents, such as lawsuits, appeals, wills, contracts, and deeds
Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors.

As advocates, they represent one of the parties in a criminal or civil trial by presenting evidence and arguing in support of their client.

As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest courses of action in business and personal matters. All attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the laws to the specific circumstances that their clients face.

Lawyers often oversee the work of support staff, such as paralegals and legal assistants and legal secretaries.

Lawyers may have different titles and different duties, depending on where they work.

In law firms, lawyers, sometimes called associates, perform legal work for individuals or businesses. Those who represent and defend the accused may be called criminal law attorneys or defense attorneys.

Attorneys also work for federal, state, and local governments. Prosecutors typically work for the government to file a lawsuit, or charge, against an individual or corporation accused of violating the law. Some may also work as public defense attorneys, representing individuals who could not afford to hire their own private attorney.

Others may work as government counsels for administrative bodies and executive or legislative branches of government. They write and interpret laws and regulations and set up procedures to enforce them. Government counsels also write legal reviews of agency decisions. They argue civil and criminal cases on behalf of the government.

According to UAE the above mentioned law regulates the lawyer’s work and the follow-up procedures and their fees and outfit.

 

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Marzooqi law firm

Attorney / Mohamed Al Marzooqi
Mohamed Al Marzooqi advocates & Consultancy
Lawyer in Abu Dhabi, Dubai – UAE

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