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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2521-13 Solicitor

Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.

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

Tasks Include:

  • 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

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