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Legal and parliamentary

Legal and parliamentary roles provide or support the provision of legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, conduct negotiations on behalf of clients, plead cases in courts and tribunals, hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals, and interpret, analyse, administer and review the law. Also includes roles that provide Ministerial / Cabinet and Parliamentary advice and support.

Job function Job role Job role code Description
*ANZSCO description
Judicial and Other Legal Professional Judge 180101 Judges preside over civil and criminal proceedings in a court of law.*
Legal Professional 180102 This occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified.*
Magistrate 180103 Magistrates hear criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicate minor criminal offences without a jury.*
Tribunal Member 180104 Tribunal members hear industrial, administrative or other disputes to assist in resolving differences and to arbitrate on issues.*
Lawyer/Legal Adviser Lawyer 180201 Lawyers provide legal advice, conduct and manage litigation, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.*
Legal Administration 180203 Legal administrators ensure the delivery of legal services by supervising staff and providing business support. Legal administrators work within law or legal departments and handle responsibilities other than substantive legal work.
Legal Adviser 180202 This occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified.*
Legal and Court Officer Administrative Review 180307 Administrative review professionals review and respond to applications for administrative review, where a person is seeking redress against a decision made by the government entity that affects them. They rectify, provide advice and resolve decisions if they are wrong, referring the outcome of the review process back to the original decision maker to result in better government decisions.*
Clerk of Court 180301 Clerks of the court administer court registry services and perform administrative functions in support of Judges and Magistrates.*
Court Officer 180302 Court officers provide operational support to a court or registry.*
Legal Officer 180305 Legal officers perform specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.*
Litigation Officer 180306 Litigation officers analyse detailed and sensitive information and subsequently provide advice and recommendations surrounding high profile litigation and regulation driven subject matter.
Paralegal 180308 Paralegals undertake complex legal support activities to facilitate the delivery of legal advice for clients.
Legal Coordination Freedom of Information and/or Privacy 180602 Freedom of Information and/or Privacy professionals act as authorised officers under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and other applicable federal and state laws. They assess the validity of requests, assess information for release, apply exemptions where required and authorise the release of documentation to applicants. They also oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of privacy policies in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and other applicable federal and state laws.
Legal Secretary 180601 Legal secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.*
Tribunal Case Management 180603 Tribunal case management professionals manage the presentation of cases being presented to a tribunal by ensuring all necessary documentation is available, witnesses and other attendees are present and matters relating to the hearings are efficiently dealt with.
Legislation Advice 180401 Legal advice professionals provide specialist advice on legislation design and legislative processes.*
Drafting 180402 Legal drafting professionals draft legislation to conform with parliamentary and other legislative processes and requirements.
Ministerial/Cabinet and Parliamentary Liaison Ministerial and Parliamentary Advice 180501 Ministerial and parliamentary advice professionals provide timely advice to Departmental officers and senior managers on the preparation and submission of Ministerial, Cabinet or Parliamentary documents. This may include liaising and negotiating with the Minister, Cabinet or Parliamentary secretariat and other Liaison Officers.
Ministerial and Parliamentary Support 180502 Ministerial/Cabinet and Parliamentary Support professionals liaise with and support the portfolio, Minister, Assistant Minister and Executive on Cabinet, ministerial and parliamentary matters.
Last reviewed: 
20 March 2019