A lawyer is one of the elite professions in this country. They are considered experts in the field of law enforcement. Judging from the fees received, lawyers also have a large income. So, it is not surprising that there are so many higher education institutions that open law majors as a requirement before becoming a lawyer.
Lawyers’ roles and responsibilities
Lawyers have many heavy roles and responsibilities. The roles and responsibilities of lawyers are:
Handling legal issues or cases
Lawyers play a role in analyzing and explaining legal issues, explaining legal rules and their arrangement systematically, namely through systematic problem analysis and identification. Define, create, and apply legal concepts. Elaborating and using awards, judgments, classifications, and theories to resolve disputes between parties in (opposite) legal matters.
Responsible for his clients
Lawyers who have been contracted by clients (individuals/institutions/entities) must provide legal consultation, represent, accompany, and defend cases from the beginning of the case, trial in court, until the end or closing of the case. Lawyers make sure the client gets his rights.
Even though he was accompanied by the defendant, the lawyer remained faithful to accompany him in accordance with Law no. 8 of 1981 concerning the Criminal Procedure Code, Articles 54 and 55, as well as the Law on Judicial Power Article 8 paragraph 1 by applying the principle of presumption of innocence. Lawyers are also the bridge or liaison between the client and other lawyers (from the disputing party), as well as from other parties, such as the media crew.
Drafting/making a contract agreement
There are lawyers who specialize in the creation and/or negotiation of an individual or institutional trade or business contracts. In addition, there are also lawyers who handle the preparation of legal documents. For example, letters of inheritance, wills, agreements, settlement of cases through peaceful means/deliberation without trial, and others.
Play a role in guarding the constitution and human rights
Lawyers are also responsible for overseeing the current constitution. This includes interpreting or enforcing the rule of law, fighting for human rights, and providing information about the legal system or other legal matters through the media and/or public speeches. In addition, it also analyzes, studies, and describes the facts and events that occurred.
Criticize or provide input related to law
This responsibility includes debating or opposing resolutions with acceptable interpretations, evidence, etc. That way, lawyers must continue to audit every legal decision that comes out of the legislature or from the court.
Spreading legal knowledge
As people who are considered to have extensive knowledge of the law, lawyers also have a responsibility to continue to spread legal knowledge. In addition, lawyers must also continue to study in order to enrich their legal knowledge.