Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation, under the general supervision of a Barrister or Solicitor.
Either extensive experience or a formal qualification in law, legal services, legal studies or a related field is needed to work as a Legal Executive. University and VET (Vocational Education and Training) are both common study pathways for Legal Executives.
- Interviews clients to determine the nature of issues, and receives written information concerning cases from legal professionals and clients.
- Confers with clients and potential witnesses and draws up statements and proposed affidavits in preparation for court proceedings.
- Maintains legal files.
- Prepares, analyses and interprets a variety of legal documents such as those associated with buying, selling and developing properties and businesses.
- Assists legal professionals to prepare cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and preparing and filing court documents.
- May supervise law clerks and legal secretaries and take responsibility for their work.
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