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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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Working in the Courts

Working in the Courts

There are many career opportunities available in the areas that support the justice system in Ireland. The Courts Vital roles for keeping the courts service functioning include Court Registrars (Clerks) and Stenographers (Court Reporter). They carry out a number of important functions, ensurng trials are scheduled and carried out effectively and that appropriate records of the case and it’s outcomes are kept.

The Courts Service advertises any vacancies through the Public Appointments Service (PAS).


The government has enormous demand for legal professionals, including in the Department of Justice, the office of the attorney general and filling various roles within different departments. For example, legal knowledge is essential to the task of drafting laws.

Law Firms

Law firms are not staffed by solicitors alone, the largest firms are complex operations requiring Legal receptionists, Legal Executives, Paralegals, Legal Administrators and Legal Secretaries to support their work. Even small firms will need support staff to manage the workload.

You need not have studied a full law degree to peruse these positions, there are several courses across the country that equip people with the skills and knowledge for support roles

Occupations in Working in the Courts
(sorted by Job Zone)

Court Clerk / Registrar

The Court Clerk does a variety of administrative tasks concerned with the day-to-day running of the court including call cases, swear in witnesses and prepare warrants.

Legal Secretary

Works in the offices of a legal firm dealing with legal documents and general office duties.

Court Reporter / Stenographer

Takes note of and records every word said (verbatim) in a court of law for future reference.

Court Usher / Judicial Assistant

Court ushers ensure that everyone involved with a court case is present, that they know what they have to do during the hearing, as well as as providing personal assistance to the judges to whom they are assigned.

Law Clerk
Works closely with solicitors dealing with legal documents.
Legal Executive

A professional member of The Irish Institute of Legal Executives who assists in general and specialist legal matters.


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