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The work done by public interest lawyers covers a broad range of activities. For some people, the type of work/the way they work is one of the most critical components of job satisfaction. The following are examples of types of work that public interest lawyers might do. Please note that the descriptions included here are not meant to be fully comprehensive, but are instead designed to give you a flavor of the day-to-day activities associated with different kinds of legal practice.