Judicial and Other Legal Professional

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

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$1978 per week
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    Overview

    Judicial and Other Legal Professionals hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

    Day-to-day

    • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
    • conducting trials and hearings
    • calling and questioning witnesses
    • hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
    • deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
    • exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
    • preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
    • advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
    • preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
    • advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Judicial and Other Legal Professional

    • Judicial and Other Legal Professionals are usually appointed by a State or Federal Governor or Attorney-General. To be eligible, you need to have completed a law degree and have been licensed to practise law for a minimum of eight years.

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    • Registration or licencing may be required.

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