Lawyers: Jobs You Had No Idea They Do

When we talk about lawyers, what probably comes to mind are criminal attorneys who you can call in case you are accused of a crime, or public defenders who can help you when you find yourself in a sticky situation. Then there are also divorce attorneys who can help you invalidate your marriage that is no longer working out. These lawyers can help you settle the division of your assets if you didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, and help you fight for child custody, if you and your spouse have kids who are under legal age.


We also think of the lawyers in movies, TV shows, and novels written by John Grisham, who have enthralling experiences in court and exciting, unexpected cases that keep you at the edge of your seat. We have a romanticized idea about lawyers and we can’t help but look up to them. But, did you know that aside from all those Hollywood-worthy cases, there are also quite normal yet still unconventional jobs that lawyers do?

Here are three jobs you might not have known lawyers do:

Writing Wills

A last will and testament is a legally binding document that is to be followed by the people left behind in the case of your death. Writing a will may seem as simple as writing what you want your family to do with your remains and specifying who gets what of your assets, but that is not the case at all. There is a process that must be followed in order for your will to be valid, and a lawyer can help you with your DIFC Wills and Probate Registry.


Policy Analyst


It’s not an uncommon career path for a lawyer to step into politics. It’s quite logical in fact, if you consider that Political Science is the most common and traditional prelaw degree to take. Yet, not all lawyers enjoy being in the spotlight and the public eye. In such cases, being a political analyst is an option. These lawyers are still able to participate in the political arena, albeit in a less conspicuous fashion by analysing policies.




You wouldn’t expect a lawyer to be a banker, but the truth is, it’s quite a good combination, and a lucrative one at that. When it comes to money, the law is always involved; one way or another. That’s especially the case when we are talking about large corporations who earn in the millions. There are a lot of legalities involved and who better to help out than a trained lawyer. The usual combination of accountant-lawyer can help manage the funds, and they are trained to understand the language and the process involved.


These are just three of the many unconventional jobs a lawyer may have. If you are in need of their services, like help with drafting your will, for instance, don’t hesitate to get in with