Civil lawyer - Salary and Career

Civil lawyer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They postulate, on behalf of the client, in court, proposing or contesting actions, requesting measures from the magistrate or public prosecutor, evaluating documentary and oral evidence, holding labor, common criminal and civil hearings, instructing the party and acting in the jury court, and extrajudicially, mediating issues, contributing to the drafting of bills, analyzing legislation for updating and implementation, assisting companies, people and entities, advising international and national negotiations, ensuring the client's interests in the maintenance and integrity of their assets, facilitating business, preserving individual and collective interests, within ethical principles and in order to strengthen the democratic rule of law.

How much does an Civil lawyer earn

A Civil lawyer earns between $1.954 and $14.047 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.211 and a median salary of $4.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 344 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Civil lawyer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.211 62.530 1.303 26
1º Quartile 1.954 23.448 488 10
Median Salary 4.000 48.000 1.000 20
3º Quartile 10.713 128.557 2.678 53
Higher Salary 14.047 168.568 3.512 69

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals in the legal sciences
      • lawyers, attorneys, notaries
        • lawyers

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Main workplaces

Lawyers they work in law firms, in agricultural, commercial, industrial, service and public administration companies, as statutory, salaried or self-employed. They perform their duties unsupervised, indoors and during daytime hours. Eventually, they work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation.

What does it take to work in the field of Lawyers

The exercise of these occupations requires complete higher education and the examination by the OAB of the civil domicile status of the bachelor of law.

Functions and activities of Civil lawyer

Lawyers must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • postulate in court;
  • postitute in court;
  • exercer advocacia empresarial;
  • providing legal advice extrajudicially;
  • analyze the interested party's request;
  • analyze the stakeholder's request;
  • analyze the request of the interested party;
  • provide extrajudicial legal advice;
  • define the legal nature of the question;
  • perform legal audits;
  • define the legal nature of the issue;
  • manage assets and rights;
  • apply in court;
  • analyze stakeholder request;
  • postulate in court;
  • exercer business advocacy;
  • exercise business law;
  • postitute in court;
  • provide legal advice extrajudicially;
  • post in court;
  • exercer business law;

  • Activities

    • implement legal solutions;
    • request measures from the magistrate or public prosecutor;
    • obtain authorization from the customer;
    • analyze legislation for updating and implementation;
    • formalize technical-legal opinion;
    • interpret the legal norm;
    • appeal of decisions;
    • gather basic documentation;
    • hold labor hearings;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • demonstrate active listening skills;
    • show logical reasoning;
    • act promptly;
    • maintain emotional control;
    • monitor results;
    • elaborate business contracts;
    • advise national negotiations;
    • agree the rules for the provision of services;
    • develop body expression;
    • choose the strategy of action;
    • contribute to the drafting of bills;
    • arbitrate interests of the parties;
    • support a question orally;
    • intervene in the course of the process;
    • show verbal eloquence;
    • evaluate documentary and oral evidence;
    • meet contractual deadlines;
    • show urbanity in personal dealings;
    • inform the client about the progress of services;
    • demonstrate interpretive ability;
    • demonstrate convincing ability;
    • follow up third-party cases in the interest of the client;
    • instruct the party;
    • monitor cases of third parties for client's interest;
    • research the legal possibility of the case;
    • ensure the maintenance and integrity of customer assets;
    • gather basic documentation;
    • obtain customer authorization;
    • update yourself;
    • conduct common criminal hearings;
    • control work of professionals and subcontracted offices;
    • demonstrate persistence;
    • issue information on legal rules;
    • monitor investment projects under legal aspects;
    • dispute actions;
    • show synthesis capacity;
    • exchange professional experiences;
    • act ethically;
    • prepare documents arising from corporate acts;
    • listen to the interested party;
    • monitor the performance of corporate acts;
    • check the existence of conflicts of interest;
    • choose the action strategy;
    • follow up third-party cases for client interest;
    • point out risks and solutions;
    • interview people involved in the audited area;
    • participate in collective bargaining;
    • provide lectures;
    • collect information relevant to the issue;
    • follow contractual deadlines;
    • define the scope of the audit;
    • request measures with the magistrate or public prosecutor;
    • identify problems;
    • manage your own office;
    • use the work of technical assistants;
    • assist companies, persons and entities;
    • firm agreements;
    • develop positive interpersonal relationships;
    • provide expert services;
    • promote meetings;
    • form a team of professionals;
    • conduct civil hearings;
    • show patience;
    • integrating national expert committees;
    • show critical thinking;
    • carry out due diligence;
    • express to the interested party the acceptance and refusal of the services;
    • protect industrial property;
    • implement legal solutions;
    • show negotiation skills;
    • act in the jury;
    • firm agreements;
    • analyze business models;
    • master written expression;
    • expose to the interested party the possibilities of success;
    • prepare reports;
    • monitor third-party cases in the interest of the client;
    • evaluate rules and procedures internal to the company;
    • show a sense of humor;
    • analyze, facts, reports and documents;
    • carry out administrative hearings;
    • evaluate the possibility of accepting the services;
    • advise board decisions;
    • receive and give discharge;
    • monitor third-party cases for client interest;
    • meet legal deadlines;
    • join international expert committees;
    • represent against individuals and authorities;
    • follow legal deadlines;
    • advise international negotiations;
    • propose actions;
    • manage customer portfolio;
    • mediate matters;
    • inform the customer about the progress of services;

    Sectors that hire Civil lawyer the most in the job market

    • attorney services
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • other teaching activities
    • driverless car rental
    • billing activities and registration information
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - hypermarkets
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • manufacture of industrial gases
    • general public administration
    • business management consulting activities

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