Job Description

Solicitors work to provide a range of legal documents. In addition, they provide legal advice and investigate on legal matters. Solicitors represent their clients in court and can prepare and review a wide range of legal documents. They provide their clients with legal advice based on the feedback and facts that they receive for particular situations.

Careers Ladder


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.

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.

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.

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


  • Ambitious
  • Competitive
  • Communicator
  • Devoted
  • Educated
  • Focused
  • Honest
  • Interpersonal
  • Perceptive
  • Resourceful

Key Skills

  • Investigating & research
  • Preparation
  • Admissions
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Relationship Management
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial Acumen

Future Prospects

Career advancement in the industry can include;

  • Conveyancer
  • Court Officer
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Practitioner
  • Parliamentarian