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Judges, Lawyers and Quebec Notaries

Judges preside over courts of law, interpret and enforce rules of procedure, adjudicate civil/criminal cases and administer justice. Some judges specialize in areas of law like civil, criminal, family or constitutional law. Lawyers provide legal advice and represent clients, prepare contracts, wills and other legal documents. They may also act as executors, trustees or guardians in estate and family law matters.

Requirements:

  • To work in law you need a pre-law or other undergraduate degree and a bachelorís degree from a law school. You must also score well on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • Upon graduation from law school, lawyers must article in a law office and pass a bar admission course and exam. A license from the province or territory in which to practice is also required.
  • Judges usually need extensive experience as a lawyer or law professor and continuous membership in a bar association. You must also be a member in good standing with the NWT Law Society.

Future Prospects:

Employment prospects for these occupations are good over the next ten years. Employment is expected to peak around 2016, and remain steady over the long term.

Job Prospects