What's it like to be a Solicitor?
A Solicitor provides advice and assistance with legal issues to individuals and businesses, and advises in one or more areas of the law. In Australia, a Solicitor is a person with a practising certificate that is not a Barrister or Judge.
Solicitors may specialise in a particular area of law, or may refer clients to a specialist Solicitor or brief a Barrister to appear in court on their behalf.
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How to become a Solicitor
- Complete a Bachelor of Law (3 years), or a double degree with Law as one of your major units of study (5+ years), at university.
- If you’ve completed undergraduate study in another field, you can gain postgraduate qualifications to allow you to continue through the process of attaining lawyer credentials. Earning a Juris Doctor will take you at least one year, with prior tertiary study.
- You must then complete 18-24 months of supervised practice to earn a practising certificate.
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