BARRISTERS plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
receiving written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients
providing advice and written opinions on points of law
conferring with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings
drawing up pleadings, affidavits and other court documents
researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
outlining the facts to the court, calling and questioning witnesses, and making addresses to the court to argue a client's case
providing opinion on complex legal issues
may draw up or settle documents