Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Lawyer, Public Interest is $65,553
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lawyer, Public Interests?
An entry-level Lawyer, Public Interest with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,177 based on 9 salaries. An early career Lawyer, Public Interest with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,994 based on 42 …Read more
What Do Lawyer, Public Interests Do?
Lawyers, public interest, usually work for public interest law firms, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. They represent plaintiffs in areas such as employment discrimination, environmental issues, campaign finance issues, disability rights, and civil rights. Some law firms have special departments that handle public interest cases on a pro bono basis to improve relations with their community, in addition to their regular, for-profit cases in other areas of the law. They may …Read more
- Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
- Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
- Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
- Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
- Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.