Barrister

Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.
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    Overview

    Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

    Day-to-day

    • receiving written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients
    • providing advice and written opinions on points of law
    • conferring with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings
    • drawing up pleadings, affidavits and other court documents
    • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
    • outlining the facts to the court, calling and questioning witnesses, and making addresses to the court to argue a client's case
    • providing opinion on complex legal issues
    • may draw up or settle documents.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Barrister

    • To work as a Barrister you need to complete a law degree, take a Bar Examination and obtain an Australian Practising Certificate (Barrister).

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    • Registration or licencing may be required.

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