JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
Indicative Skill Level
ANZSCO Skill Level: 1
In Australia and New Zealand, the majority of occupations in this unit group have:
- A level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience.
- At least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing.
Registration or licensing may be required.
- researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
- conducting trials and hearings
- calling and questioning witnesses
- hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
- deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
- exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
- preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
- advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
- preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
- advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters
Occupations in this group:
Presides over civil and criminal proceedings in a court of law.
Specialisations: District Court Judge、Family Court Justice、High Court Justice、Supreme Court Judge、Youth Court Judge (NZ)
Alternative Title: Chamber Magistrate
Hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicates minor criminal offences without a jury.
Specialisations: Children’s Court Magistrate、Industrial Court Magistrate、Licensing Court Magistrate
（3）271213 TRIBUNAL MEMBER
Hears industrial, administrative or other disputes to assist in resolving differences and to arbitrate on issues.
Specialisations: Administrative Appeals Tribunal Member、Industrial Relations Commissioner、Waitangi Tribunal Member (NZ)
（4）271214 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER
Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with protecting intellectual capital, utilising patent law, copyright law and licensing. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Patent Attorney、Trade Mark Attorney
（5）271299 JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS NEC
This occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.
Occupations in this group include: Family Court Registrar、Family Law Mediator、Judicial Registrar、Legal Officer、Legal Researcher、Parliamentary Counsel
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