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Solicitor

Provide advice and assistance on legal issues to clients
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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.

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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


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You’ll be required to complete university study to become a Solicitor. You’ll need to have completed year 12 or equivalent with a high ATAR, or find an alternative admissions pathway.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You must then complete 18-24 months of supervised practice to earn a practising certificate.

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How do Solicitors rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 29 Solicitors surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
3.6
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.6
Pay / Salary
3.0
Variety of work
3.3

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Latest Solicitor reviews

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May 2021
Working in the law- not for the faint hearted!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Family Law
The good things
Positives: You are part of a unique professional group who have the privilege of helping others with their legal expertise and knowledge (some of which can only be learned on the job). There is a lot ...
The challenges
This is a demanding and challenging role that requires commitment, stamina, endurance and resilience. You also need to be aware of the ‘sales’ driven aspect of this role that makes it essential to max...
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May 2021
Being a Solicitor is nothing like Law school. But it is great.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Law
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Property
The good things
Its great to help people facing big legal problems in their life and assist where it matters.
The challenges
Stressful, deadlines, long hours. Its tough and sensitive details are dealt with.
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