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In order to become a licensed attorney, a person must understand the basics of all kinds of law. However, attorneys usually choose to focus on one or two specific areas of law. For example, a criminal defense attorney specifically represents criminal defendants, while a personal injury attorney can represent plaintiffs or defendants in personal injury cases. Attorneys usually choose to specialize in an area of law because it's hard to be well versed in all of the different areas of law. FindLaw's Legal Practice Areas section provides information about the different areas of law. You can also find links related to some of the different practice areas.

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