ANZSCO code 271111
Pleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- State or Territory Legal Admissions Authority (SLAA)
- Queen’s Counsel
- Senior Counsel
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
Unit Group 2711: 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.
- 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