Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Types of Law and Legal Careers in South Africa

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Types of Law and Legal Careers in South Africa

Types of Law and Legal Careers in South Africa: A career in law can be intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and financially rewarding. The complexities of our South African legal system have created hundreds of legal career options that serve a variety of core and non-core legal functions. From lawyers, judges, and mediators to paralegals, secretaries, and consultants, the legal professional’s role is expanding and evolving to keep pace with the ever-changing legal system.

The delivery of legal services is a complex process that typically requires teams of skilled professionals to provide quality and cost-effective service. As a result, the legal field offers many jobs encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience, and education. Developments in the law and technology have also created new legal career opportunities.People will always need lawyers. However, plenty of job options exist within the legal field beyond becoming a lawyer.

Types of Law and Legal Careers available in South Africa

  • Administrative lawyer
  • Advocate Arbitrator
  • Attorney Case manager
  • Commercial rights manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Compliance specialist
  • Conciliation and arbitration commissioner
  • Court clerk/deputy court clerk
  • Court operations director
  • Court specialist
  • Courtroom clerk
  • Criminologist and forensic criminologist (offender profiling and victim support)
  • Family advocate
  • Judge
  • Intellectual property practitioner/lawyer
  • Law clerk
  • Legal administrative officer
  • Legal advisor
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal researcher
  • Legal secretary
  • Legislation facilitator Legislator
  • Magistrate
  • Maintenance officer
  • Master of the High Court
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator
  • Paralegal
  • Patent attorney
  • Public prosecutor
  • Registrar
  • State attorney
  • Trademark attorney
  • Tribunal member