Occupation Profile – Solicitor – (ANZSCO 271311) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleSOLICITOR
ANZSCO Code271311
Occupations in this Group271311 Solicitor
DescriptionProvides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityState Legal Admissions Authority
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsEnglish proficiency; may be demonstrated by undertaking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test and achieving the following minimum scores:

Listening: 7.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 8.0
Speaking: 7.5