Legal executive

Legal Executives deal with cases involving property rights, corporate law, wills and trusts and lawsuit cases. They work on behalf of clients, providing information and regulations as well as representing them in legal action. They should have strong working knowledge of legal practices and stipulations and be able to analyse large amounts of information to advise clients on the best form of action.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse a variety of legal documents such as property sales contracts, mortgage documents, ownership rights, etc.
  • Collect and analyse information from client cases and determine laws, regulations and legal actions to be taken regarding their cases
  • Compose terms and conditions of property contracts, land taxes and other related matters; draft wills and trusts on behalf of clients
  • Prepare documents and conduct investigations and interviews to build cases on behalf of clients or businesses
  • Research and remain informed on relevant changes in the law
  • Retain accurate and up-to-date legal files of client cases
  • Work on behalf of clients to determine if there are any planned developments, illegal building or disputes in property ownership where clients have interests

Skills required

  • Analytical Abilities
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Organisational and Administrative Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Legal Executives typically work Monday to Fridays but may be required to work evenings or weekends in order to prepare for time sensitive court cases or legal action. They typically work in private offices, travelling lightly to meet with clients and appear in court.

Professional associations / Industry information

Law Institute of Victoria
Law Society of South Australia
Queensland Law Society
The Law Council of Australia The Law Council of Australia is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession
The Law Society of Western Australia

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