Job Definition

  • giving clients legal advice on a wide variety of subjects and undertaking legal business on clients’ behalf
  • researching legal principles, statutes and previous court decisions related to specific cases
  • gathering evidence to formulate a defence or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case
  • evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
  • pleading clients’ cases before courts of law, tribunals and administrative boards or instructing barristers to plead in higher courts of justice
  • accepting briefs and pleading in the higher court
  • acting as prosecutor on behalf of the government
  • negotiating settlements in matters which involve legal disputes
  • drafting legislation and preparing government regulations based on existing laws
  • drawing up legal documents such as contracts, real estate transactions and wills and preparing statements of legal opinions

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    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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