Legal counsel may apply for other legal positions and secondments within the public service, including the Crown Prosecution Service. Some decide to use their experience to develop their career as a lawyer or lawyer. Legal decisions involve identifying relevant legal issues in a case that can be raised in court, which can often be difficult or controversial. This may include identifying relevant laws and jurisdictions and conducting appropriate legal research using IT and other resources to ensure that robust results are achieved. Successful candidates must complete a two-day induction programme run by the Judicial College, followed by additional on-the-job training and completion of the modules included in the Judicial College Legal Adviser`s Handbook. This learning is complemented by relevant judicial observations and additional local and regional training sessions with peers. Since the exercise of delegated authorities requires the role holder to exercise judicial independence, the exercise of these powers relates primarily to case management functions. An apprenticeship in a law firm is a good entry into the industry. You could pursue higher education to become a legal executive. This usually happens after completing an apprenticeship as a paralegal. Vacancies occur fairly regularly. They are advertised in local and national newspapers and on GOV UK websites such as www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-courts-and-tribunals-service. Competence in this area relates to the preparation, planning and execution of activities to facilitate court and directorate hearings, courtroom activities and broader activities that advance the Court`s activities, including the provision of written legal advice and documents.

The role holder provides legal advice to judges with varying degrees of judicial experience who are not legally qualified. Therefore, the role holder has a crucial role to play in providing sound advice to ensure that justice is exercised appropriately and in a timely manner. With 5 years of experience, you could become a deputy district judge or trial courts. With more experience, you could become a clerk (run multiple courts). For interviewing, there are legal quality skills for this role, which are: (a) establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the judges and (b) facilitating the work of the Court. A legal scenario will be provided during the interview so that candidates can demonstrate these competencies As a Level 1 Legal Advisor, you will continue to develop your competencies and develop an assessment portfolio for advancement to Level 2 (in accordance with the HMCTS Legal Advisor Level Progression Framework). Level 2 counsel are expected to demonstrate a high level of legal professionalism and use these skills outside the courtroom for the broader benefit of their team and HMCTS. The Level 2 role provides an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a recognized area of law, as well as all delegated authorities involved. Level 2 legal counsel play an important role in ensuring effective case and complex case management. Magistrates` courts handle more than 95 per cent of all criminal cases, as well as some civil cases in adult, juvenile and family courts. Magistrates are volunteers who are not necessarily legally qualified.

Hearings may include hearings, convictions, bail conditions, traffic cases, private actions and the enforcement of fines. The career structure of legal counsel has 5 levels called stages. At any level, you could become a mentor. To climb the ladder, you need to prove your skills in your current role. The main objective of the role As a trainee legal adviser, you will begin a training programme which will enable you to act as legal adviser to magistrates and the Magistrates` Court in accordance with the law and the guidelines of criminal and family practice. The roles and responsibilities of a Level 1 legal counsel focus on those that apply to the local district court and the law clerk position to which he or she is assigned. Within the Legal Adviser career structure, a fully competent Level 1 Legal Adviser has the opportunity to apply for and be considered for legal and non-legal secondments within the wider departments of HMCTS, the Ministry of Justice and other government agencies. Given the level of responsibility of a Level 1 Legal Counsel, it is likely that the Registrar will delegate the majority of delegated authority to the role holder. Legal counsel is accountable to the Registrar for the exercise of all delegated powers. A candidate for this position must be qualified under the Deputy Registrars of Judges (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and be able to demonstrate the competence of legal counsel.

If you already have experience at a law firm, you may be able to apply directly to a large construction company for a position in their legal department. They can then gain experience and continuing education in order to specialize in building law issues. You can then start as an assistant to a more experienced legal advisor and progress as your skills improve. cheryl.woods2@justice.gov.uk or legal.operations@justice.gov.uk The role holder is not responsible for line management. Candidates who have completed a recognised training contract as a lawyer or a student as a lawyer can apply as a legal adviser in training. All trainees study a range of units covering legal procedures, such as the issuance of arrest warrants, road traffic, sanctions and convictions, bail, enforcement of fines and infringement procedures, as well as case management issues. Written work includes case studies, case scenarios and questionnaires. Trainee lawyers are expected to sign a contract to train the Law Society as lawyers, but HMCS is currently unable to offer students.