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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

About

In simple terms the law determines what we can and cannot do. But in life things are rarely so simple, the jobs in this profession help determine what is and isn’t legal. Solicitors and barristers will advocate for the affected parties, judges and juries will impartially guide the process and determine outcomes. The profession is divided into two professional practice areas: solicitor and barrister, along with judges and various administrative support roles. A degree in law is also well regarded by non-legal employers and many opportunities exist for law grads who do not wish to practise law.

Skills

    communication, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, decision making, enforcing laws and regulations, writing, negotiation, people management, problem solving,

Key Facts

24
months of in office training required to become a solicitor
12
months length of the pupilage/devilling a new barrister must undertake with an established barrister
5
types of court in the Irish court system
8
papers in the FE-1 entrance exams for Solicitor Training

Labour Market Information

There are approximately 13,500 professionals working in the Law and Legal setor in Ireland. No shortages have been identified for Barristers, judges, solicitors & related professionals.

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