Solicitor

Solicitors work to provide a range of legal documents. In addition, they provide legal advice and investigate on legal matters. Solicitors represent their clients in court and can prepare and review a wide range of legal documents. They provide their clients with legal advice based on the feedback and facts that they receive for particular situations.

Duties and tasks

  • Acting as legal representatives in court cases
  • Engaging in interviews with clients to gather information
  • Preparing cases for court
  • Preparing legal documents such as wills, contracts of sales and other contracts
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Working with clients to determine their legal needs

 Skills required

  • Accurately conveying details to other individuals

  • Being able to understand complex problems and how to find their solutions

  • Public Speaking Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Thinking critically and using logic in order to find solutions to issues that arise

Working conditions

Solicitors either work in law offices and courtrooms or comfortable office settings. How much of their time is split between an office setting and courtrooms varies greatly on the type of law being practiced and other variables. It is common for many solicitors to work long hours that may exceed the typical workweek.

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