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Most lawyers specialize in either transactional or litigation work. Transactional lawyers do most of their work in offices. Litigators argue cases in court. If you like to work behind the scenes, researching and writing and grappling with difficult legal concepts, then you might prefer transactional work. If you are more outgoing and enjoy standing in front of people and speaking extemporaneously, then you will like litigation. Law comes in many varieties. If you become a lawyer or paralegal or work in a legal job, you will most likely specialize in only a few fields of law. Law firms arrange their practice groups around these legal fields. Some of the most common legal fields in the United States include the following:

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