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

Skill Level: 1


  • Barrister
  • Senior Counsel

ANZSCO CODE - 271111

Major Group 2 - Professionals
Sub-Major Group 27 - Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals
Minor Group 271 - Legal Professionals
Unit Group 2711 - Barristers

Unit Group 2711: Barristers

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.

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

Occupations in this unit group

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