Solicitor is currently on MLTSSL list which is a critical skill shortage list. As a result, a Solicitor is eligible to apply for both Skilled visas and Employer Sponsored visas in Australia.
A Solicitor provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law. In Australia generally the task of the Solicitor includes:
- interviewing clients to determine the nature of problems, and recommending and undertaking appropriate legal action
- preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
- representing clients in court
- managing conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the transfer of land and buildings
- preparing and critically reviewing contracts between parties
- preparing wills
- providing advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
- may act as trustee or guardian
- may act as executor of clients’ wills
State Legal Admission Authority (SSLA) assesses skill requirements of the Solicitor. Generally overseas lawyers are required to complete some additional subjects in Australia to satisfy the academic requirements of the relevant State Legal Admission Authority (SLAA). An overseas lawyer may also require satisfying the higher English language requirement, depending upon the number of subjects you completed in Australia.
Different States of Australia have different nomination requirements. As a result, before you approach State Legal Admission Authority for skill assessment, it is important to know the nomination requirement of different States so that you could have a clear plan about your migration journey as a Solicitor.
If you require professional assistance with your Australian visa application, you can contact us on (02) 8379 1811 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org