271311 Solicitor

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
271311
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Solicitor
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: 

271311 SOLICITOR

Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2713 Solicitors

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2713
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Solicitors
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2713 SOLICITORS

SOLICITORS provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
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.
Tasks Include:

interviewing clients to determine the nature of problems, and recommending and undertaking appropriate legal action
preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
representing clients in court
managing conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the transfer of land and buildings
preparing and critically reviewing contracts between parties
preparing wills
providing advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
may act as trustee or guardian
may act as executor of clients' wills

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 011.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 348.60
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 599.30