How to become a lawyer

Provide legal advice to a wide range of individuals and businesses.

What does a lawyer do?

As law covers every aspect of society, lawyers generally specialise in particular areas in order to provide effective legal advice, including family, immigration, criminal, human rights and commercial law, to name a few.

Duties and tasks

  • Provide legal advice and represent clients in court, tribunals and in mediation.
  • Research and investigate claims, organise witnesses and present evidence in court.
  • Draw up and file legal documents, such as lawsuits, appeals, wills, contracts, and deeds related to divorces, wills, contracts and real estate transactions.
  • Study and interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

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