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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2712 JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS


    JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
    • conducting trials and hearings
    • calling and questioning witnesses
    • hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
    • deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
    • exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
    • preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
    • advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
    • preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
    • advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

    Occupations:
      271211 Judge
      271212 Magistrate
      271213 Tribunal Member
      271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer
      271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec

271211 JUDGE

    Presides over civil and criminal proceedings in a court of law.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      District Court Judge
      Family Court Justice
      High Court Justice
      Supreme Court Judge
      Youth Court Judge (NZ)

271212 MAGISTRATE

    Alternative Title:
      Chamber Magistrate

    Hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicates minor criminal offences without a jury.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Children's Court Magistrate
      Industrial Court Magistrate
      Licensing Court Magistrate

271213 TRIBUNAL MEMBER

    Hears industrial, administrative or other disputes to assist in resolving differences and to arbitrate on issues.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Administrative Appeals Tribunal Member
      Industrial Relations Commissioner
      Waitangi Tribunal Member (NZ)

271214 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER

    Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with protecting intellectual capital, utilising patent law, copyright law and licensing. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Patent Attorney
      Trade Mark Attorney


271299 JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS NEC

    This occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Family Court Registrar (Aus)
      Family Law Mediator
      Judicial Registrar (Aus)
      Legal Researcher
      Legal Officer
      Parliamentary Counsel


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