Criminal Justice Lawyer Job Profile and Description

A Criminal Justice Lawyer is someone who is an advocate for clients who are facing criminal charges. He specializes in supporting and defending his clients who have been found guilty of a certain crime. His job is to provide legal counsel to the client in order to have a legal judgment reversed in the client’s favor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • A Criminal Justice Lawyer is someone who defends his client who has been charged with performing a crime.
  • He also has to deal with appeal cases where he has to defend and support his client who has already been proven guilty by a prior legal judgment.
  • He has to work to get prior legal judgments of his clients reversed.
  • He also has to provide legal counsel to clients in matters of criminal law.

Skills and Specifications

  • A Criminal Justice Lawyer should possess very good oral communication skills as it is his job to present arguments in front of a court judge in his client’s favor.
  • He must have strong analytical skills.
  • Very good writing skills are a must as he has to prepare high-quality legal briefs to present his client’s case.
  • He should have good interpersonal skills as it is important for him to understand the client and his requirements.
  • He should have an eye for understanding the judge’s perspective about the appeal cases he is handling.
  • He should have a fit body which can handle long working hours.
  • Excellent researching skills and an eye for detail are a must for a successful Criminal Justice Lawyer.
  • He must be capable of handling stressful situations.

Education and Qualifications

Persons interested in this profession need to have a four year pre-law degree, a three year- law degree and a license from the State Bar Association to qualify.