Lawyers give clients legal advice on a wide variety Of subjects and plead cases or conduct prosecutions in courts of justice, or instruct barristers or advocates to plead in higher courts of justice.
Tasks include –
(a) conducting research on legal theories and principles and their relationship to specific laws or court judgements;
(b) drafting legislation and preparing government regulations based on existing laws;
(c) giving clients – including the Government – legal advice on a wide variety of subjects and undertaking legal business on clients’ behalf;
(d) assisting clients to negotiate settlements in matters which involve legal disputes;
(e) examining the circumstances of disputes or reported crimes to ascertain facts and their legal implications;
(f) preparing pleadings or cases for plaintiff or defendant and conducting them in court;
(g) representing clients in the lower court or instructing barristers or advocates to plead in higher courts of justice;
(h) accepting briefs and pleading in the higher court;
(i) acting as prosecutor on behalf of the Government in criminal cases;
(j) drawing up legal documents;
(k) performing related tasks;
(l) supervising other workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Clerk, conveyancing – 3432
Clerk, law – 3432
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