1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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LEGAL PROFESSIONALS provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, conduct negotiations on behalf of clients and plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • receiving written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases
  • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • providing advice and written opinions on points of law
  • interviewing clients and recommending or undertaking appropriate legal action
  • preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witnesses, and giving notice of court actions
  • representing clients in court
  • outlining the facts to the court, calling and questioning witnesses, and making addresses to the court to argue a client's case
  • preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the purchase of land or buildings


This section contains the following subsection :
              2521-11 Barrister
              2521-13 Solicitor
              2521-79 Legal Professionals nec

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