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Overview

Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation, under the general supervision of a Barrister or Solicitor.

Day-to-day

  • interviews clients to determine the nature of issues, and receives written information concerning cases from legal professionals and clients
  • confers with clients and potential witnesses and draws up statements and proposed affidavits in preparation for court proceedings
  • maintains legal files
  • prepares, analyses and interprets a variety of legal documents such as those associated with buying, selling and developing properties and businesses
  • assists legal professionals to prepare cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and preparing and filing court documents
  • may supervise law clerks and legal secretaries and take responsibility for their work.

To become a Legal Executive

  • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in law, legal studies or another related field to work as a Legal Executive. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Certificate or Diploma in Legal Services

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Microsoft Office

  • Administrative Support

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Legal Documentation

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