Lawyers

(NOC 4112)
+21.65%
 

Career Description

Lawyers and Quebec notaries provide legal advice and represent clients; prepare contracts, wills, and other legal documents; and may act as executors, trustees or guardians in estate/family law matters. They may specialize in specific areas of law such as criminal law (lawyers only) and corporate, real estate, and labour law.

Lawyers also plead cases or conduct prosecutions before courts of law, tribunals/boards, and negotiate civil dispute settlements.

Duties May Include

Advise clients of their legal rights according to law;
Argue clients' cases before courts of law, tribunals and boards;

Draw up legal documents such as wills, divorces and contracts;

Negotiate settlements of civil disputes;
Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law;

Act as executor, trustee or guardian in estate and family law matters.

Examples of Titles

Attorney
Barrister
Corporate Counsel
Crown Prosecutor
Solicitor

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
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University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration and Law Bachelor; Honours
Law Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Political Science and Law Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on July 10, 2012