UNIT GROUP 2711 BARRISTERS
BARRISTERS plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

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:

    • 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

Occupation:

271111 Barrister


271111 BARRISTER

Pleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Queen’s Counsel
Senior Counsel (Aus)