Legal advisers are lawyers who are employed by the government, large companies and other organisations to provide legal advice and services to the organisation and its employees.
Roles and responsibilities
What does a Legal Adviser do?
Legal Advisers may perform the following tasks:
- conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters of the client or the organization
- Tprovide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions, memoranda and other briefing documents
- be involved in preparing and drafting of different acts and legal submissions and draft the authoritative legal opinions as well
- conduct legal research by utilizing various resources and selecting the relevant material to analyze the legal information
- assist in reviewing the legal material and any other relevant documents and to identify the most important issues that need to be sorted out on a priority basis
- draw up formalities regarding the settlement of disputes and monitor the implementation of the legal clauses.
What personal requirements will you need?
- Honesty, decisiveness and integrity
- Being objective in a matter
- Being able to distinguish facts from irrelevant detail
- The ability to solve problems
- Exceptional communication skills
- Discretion, diplomacy and tact
- Working well under pressure
Postgraduate Courses To Become
Coursework courses to pursue this career
The University of Western Australia