Framing and maintaining the rules and regulations for society at large, for business houses as well as public in general, is the ultimate objective of the law. It is the way a society regulates its behavior. The intent of law is to create rules of conduct that are widely understood and to create normalized processes for adjudicating disputes. Although popular wisdom has it that there are too many lawyers, the legal industry is a growing one.
Apart from the hard core law study, the industry encompasses countless other specialization areas, including consultancy in this field. As law is considered to be a technical profession, which is not easily comprehended by the untrained individuals, companies hire professionals to help them comprehend it and conduct the procedures it defines.
Other lawyers work for the government, in various agencies or as district attorneys or public defenders. Still others work for advocacy groups and there are some, who are technically lawyers but work in business, banking, academia, or politics. There are also many high-caliber support people, known as paralegals, who do everything from word processing to legal research.