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Lawyers and Quebec notaries advise clients on legal matters, represent clients before administration boards and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills. Lawyers also plead cases, represent clients before tribunals and conduct prosecutions in courts of law. Lawyers are employed in law firms and prosecutor's offices. Quebec notaries are employed in notary offices. Both lawyers and Quebec notaries are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments and various business establishments or they may be self-employed. Articling students are included in this unit group. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis (includes video)- Alberta-based occupational information
- A Day in the Life of a Lawyer - The Princeton Review
- Legal Careers - Government of Canada
- StudyinCanada.com interviews:
- Carrieres en Justice: Avocat
- Carrieres en Justice: Juge
- Environmental Lawyer career profile - ECO Canada
- Communications Attorney profile - National Association of Broadcasters' Career Link
- Cyber Lawyer - Careers 360
- Video Game Lawyer - American Bar Association
- UM Career Mentor profile - Corporate Lawyer, U of M alumnus
- UM Today alumni profile - Academic Lawyer, human rights and gender equity
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Exploring Other Education Options
- Canadian Law Schools - Council of Canadian Law Deans
- Law School Directory (international) - Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
- Law School Profiles - from Oxford Seminars
- Search Education Directories
Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Compensation Survey 2017 - from Canadian Lawyer magazine
- Winnipeg: holding steady - a city-based report from Canadian Lawyer magazine
- In-House Counsel Compensation & Career Survey Report (2016) - by The Counsel Network, in association with The Canadian Bar Association & Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
- Collective Agreements:
- Robert Half Salary Guide for Legal Professionals - salary and hiring trends
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Indigenous Bar Association
- Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
- Federation of Law Societies of Canada
- Law Society of Manitoba
- Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED)
- Criminal Lawyers Association
- Canadian Environmental Law Association
- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- Canadian Council on International Law
- Canadian Indigenous Law Firm Advocating For Aboriginal Rights
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