(NOC 4112)

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

Corporate Counsel
Crown Prosecutor

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

Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
JD/MBA Master
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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Human Rights and Law Bachelor; Honours
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Law and Society Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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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):
Law Bachelor
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Modified on July 10, 2012