Law clerks perform a variety of legal tasks under the supervision of solicitors, barristers or clerks of court. Law clerks may assist their employers in all areas of law, including probating (proving the validity of wills), conveyancing (dealings in land and property), criminal law, family law, wills and power of attorney, insurance law, environmental law, human rights law, company law and civil litigation.
Duties & Tasks
Law clerks may perform the following tasks:search land titles to check details such as property boundaries and ownership of the property
attend settlements for the purchase or sale of land
examine contracts and obtain relevant information so that solicitors can proceed with finalisation
fill out necessary forms and lodge them with government offices or the courts
undertake company, business name, bankruptcy and other searches
assist with maintenance of bookkeeping records
assist with the preparation of briefing papers for use by barristers when a solicitor's client has to go to court
assist clients by providing information about legal processes and statutory information
assist prosecution or defence lawyers in court and arrange for the attendance of witnesses at court
assist barristers and senior counsel with case management.
interested in the law
good knowledge of the English language
able to work accurately with attention to detail
able to think logically and clearly.