How to become a lawyer
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.
- Law Council of Australia
- The Law Society of NSW
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Queensland Law Society
- Law Society of South Australia
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Law Society of Tasmania
- Law Society Northern Territory
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