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 propertyattend settlements for the purchase or sale of landexamine contracts and obtain relevant information so that solicitors can proceed with finalisationfill out necessary forms and lodge them with government offices or the courtsundertake company, business name, bankruptcy and other searchesassist with maintenance of bookkeeping recordsassist with the preparation of briefing papers for use by barristers when a solicitor's client has to go to courtassist clients by providing information about legal processes and statutory informationassist prosecution or defence lawyers in court and arrange for the attendance of witnesses at courtassist 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.