The legal field is typically broken down into areas of specialisation such as criminal law, corporate law, civil law, family law, environmental law, patent law, labour law and tax law. Lawyers spend a great deal of time on research and paperwork for specific cases or knowledge requested by clients. They draft legal documents, offer legal advice, facilitate meetings and negotiations and represent clients in court.
With increasing globalisation and greater ease in developing multinational operations, the demand for legal services is also increasing, especially in ares of commercial law, patent law, labour law and tax law. Lawyers may also be employed by corporations to analyse legal issues and recommend practices.