(NOC 4112)

What do Lawyers do?

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.

How to become: Lawyers

To work in this field, you need a pre-law college or university program and a bachelor's degree from a law school.

To be a lawyer, you must complete a period of articling, a bar admission course and exam, and a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Lawyers

The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Laws Bachelor; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Economics and Law Bachelor
Law Bachelor
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University of New South Wales
Sydney, AU

Related Program(s):
Juris Doctor (Law) Master
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University of Sussex
Brighton, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Law with a Language (LLB) Bachelor; Honours
Law with International Relations (LLB) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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