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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2521-11 Barrister

Pleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • receives written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from solicitors, other specialist law professionals and clients
  • provides advice and written opinions on points of law
  • confers with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings
  • draws up pleadings, affidavits and other court documents
  • researches statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • outlines the facts to the court, calls and questions witnesses, and makes addresses to the court to argue a client's case
  • provides opinion on complex legal issues
  • may draw up or settle documents

Queen’s Counsel

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