provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates.
Legal Secretaries, Court Reporters and Legal Executives are excluded from this unit group. Legal Secretaries are included in Unit Group 5212 Secretaries. Court Reporters are included in Unit Group 5321 Keyboard Operators, in Occupation 532112 Machine Shorthand Reporter. Legal Executives are included in Unit Group 5991 Conveyancers and Legal Executives.
listing actions for hearing and processing documentation for court actions
documenting details of court proceedings, actions and decisions
enforcing the law as an officer of the court by executing court orders such as eviction notices
serving legal orders and documents such as summonses and subpoenas
organising jury and witness lists, and summonsing and swearing in juries and witnesses
maintaining order in court and hearing rooms and adjacent areas
assisting Solicitors in areas of conveyancing, contracts, common law, probate and other legal practice matters
satisfying statutory requirements, establishing beneficial entitlements and distributing assets
maintaining probate and trust files, investing trust funds and administering accounts
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.