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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.

Career and Training Opportunities with...

The Law Library

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Career Interview Videos...

Vivienne Breathnach - Lawyer Linguist-Barrister
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Vivienne Breathnach - Lawyer Linguist-Barrister

Audrey O'Hara - Senior Solicitor
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Audrey O'Hara - Senior Solicitor

Caroline Austin - Senior Associate Solicitor
Posted by Irish Tax Institute

Caroline Austin - Senior Associate Solicitor

Niamh Cacciato - Solicitor
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Niamh Cacciato - Solicitor

College Course Videos...

Law DN600 - University College Dublin - UCD
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD

Law DN600 - University College Dublin - UCD

Law and Accounting LM020  - University of Limerick
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Law and Accounting LM020 - University of Limerick

Law DT532 - TU Dublin - Dublin City
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City

Law DT532 - TU Dublin - Dublin City

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