Minor Group

271 Legal Professionals

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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271 Legal Professionals

Legal Professionals provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, conduct negotiations on behalf of clients, plead cases in courts and tribunals, hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals, and interpret, analyse, administer and review the law.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • receiving written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning legal cases
  • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • providing advice and written opinions on points of law
  • interviewing clients, and recommending and 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
  • presiding over judicial proceedings and pronouncing judgments in courts of law
  • acting individually and as members of administrative and industrial tribunals to resolve disputes
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