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The Legal Careers in Russia

Many people consider the profession of a lawyer to be one of the most popular professions in our country.

Training lawyers is the task of different higher schools and the Ural State Law Academy is one of them.

Graduates from higher legal schools are said to have a lot of options where to apply their knowledge. The choice is very wide. Lawyers with the same qualification and professional title may be doing very different kinds of work. The working conditions and pay among members of the legal profession also vary greatly.

Our graduates can work at the Bar, in the organs of the Prosecutor’s Office, in different courts, in notary offices, legal advice offices, in organs of police as well as in different companies, banks, and enterprises. They can work as advocates, judges, notaries, investigators, prosecutors, in-house lawyers, customs officers, and other workers of law enforcement agencies.

Some lawyers may work as judges. Judges preside in the courtroom, conduct legal proceedings, resolve disputes and pass judgments.

As an advocate, a lawyer acts for the client in court and out of court. The advocate’s work can include defending those accused of committing a crime.

A lawyer can work at the Prosecutor’s Office as a prosecutor or a prosecutor’s assistant. He / she should supervise the correct application and observance of the law.

He / she can also be a notary at the notary office and should be able to perform notary actions such as checking the legality of all the documents before notarizing them.

A lawyer can be appointed as an arbitrator at the Commercial court. He / she should be able to settle disputes between legal persons.

Nowadays there are many careers in law enforcement at the Police and the Investigative Committee. The main task of law enforcement is to prevent, investigate and solve crimes.

Some lawyers serve as in-house lawyers and work for companies and enterprises. They inform clients about legal matters, draft contracts and other documents, mediate and negotiate settlements.

Exercise 7

Find in the text all the derivatives from the words below and translate them into Russian:

to train, to defend, to investigate, to check, to prosecute, to notarize, to enforce, to judge


Exercise 8

Find modals in the text and translate the sentences with them.


Exercise 9

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