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What does a Legal Advisor do?

Legal advisors provide clients or organizations with advice, guidance, and support related to a range of legal issues or concerns. They have an active role in preparing and reviewing contracts and other legal agreements or documents. They also guide or manage contract negotiations. They perform legal research and analysis. Their role involves ensuring legal compliance in business matters and enacting risk management and mitigation measures. They also serve as a liaison coordinating any external legal services.

Legal advisors have a J.D. degree and a valid license to practice law. They have a strong background in providing legal guidance and support, and extensive experience drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal documents. They must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to explain legal concepts in simple terms.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
68%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
0%
8+
2%

Legal Advisor Seniority Levels

Paralegal
59% made the transition
Legal Analyst
34% made the transition
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Legal Advisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$105,916 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$42K
Median: $106K
$188K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

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