Lawyers do most of their work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms. They sometimes meet in clients’ homes or places of business and, when necessary, in hospitals or prisons. They may travel to attend meetings, gather evidence, and appear before courts, legislative bodies, and other authorities. Proficiency in speaking and writing in the Spanish language is vital to a practicing lawyer today.
The number of Mexican immigrants in the United States labor force nearly doubled between 1990 and 2000, increasing from 2.6 million to 4.9 million, according to the results of Census 2000. By 2000, almost four percent of the civilian labor force age 16 and over was born in Mexico, compared to just two percent in 1990. The benefits of speaking Spanish are obvious for a lawyer handling immigration, labor and other various types of law.