Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
- interviews clients to determine the nature of problems and recommends or undertakes appropriate legal action
- prepares cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
- represents clients in court
- manages conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the purchase of land or buildings
- prepares and critically reviews contracts between parties
- prepares wills
- provides advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
- may act as trustee or guardian
- may act as executor of client's wills