271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
271214
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Intellectual Property Lawyer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

271214 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER

Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with protecting intellectual capital, utilising patent law, copyright law and licensing. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisations:
Patent Attorney
Trade Mark Attorney

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2712
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2712 JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
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 and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
conducting trials and hearings
calling and questioning witnesses
hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 171.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 456.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 709.90