Provide advice, write documents and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings.
Lawyers give clients legal advice on a wide variety of subjects, draw up legal documents, represent clients before administrative boards or tribunals and plead cases or conduct prosecutions in courts of justice, or instruct barristers to plead in higher courts of justice. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law. Corporate/government lawyers undertake or manage the legal work for a business or government organization be it internal or by external consultancy. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying/societal body.
Job activities and tasks include:
- giving clients legal advice on a wide variety of subjects and undertaking legal business on clients? behalf
- researching legal principles, statutes and previous court decisions related to specific cases
- gathering evidence to formulate a defence or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case
- evaluating findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
- pleading clients? cases before courts of law, tribunals and administrative boards or instructing barristers to plead in higher courts of justice
- accepting briefs and pleading in the higher court
- acting as prosecutor on behalf of the Government
- negotiating settlements in matters which involve legal disputes
- drafting legislation and preparing government regulations based on existing laws
- drawing up legal documents such as contracts, real estate transactions and wills and preparing statements of legal opinions
Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Work in offices, courts, libraries and at tribunals. They do most of their work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms. They sometimes meet in clients? homes or places of business and, when necessary, in hospitals or prisons. They may travel to attend meetings, gather evidence, and appear before courts, legislative bodies, and other authorities. Some are required to travel locally, nationally and internationally to perform their work.
Bachelor of Law or related field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
5 - 7 years and above
Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Norton Rose Group, Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council
Less than 5,000
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Attorney - Barrister - Lawyer - Prosecutor - Solicitor
Examples of some related occupations:
Legal practitioner - Associate attorney - Lawyer, associate - Assistant attorney general - Deputy attorney general - Partner - Assistant counsel - Magistrate
UAE Industry Groups:
Business, administration, tourism, retail and leisure service
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi