Legal Profession Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK..............................................................................................................................................1Different Legal Professionals.....................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONLaw is set of rules which are enacted by the Government of country for the purpose ofadministering justice. Laws are rules and regulations which control society. These are the rulesof conduct which recognised and enforced by the State in order to maintain peace and harmonywithin the society, community and country1.Law and order are very essential to be maintained within the society in order to achievepeace and harmony. People who are engaged in practising, formulating and implementing legalpolicies are legal professionals. In this context, the focus of present study will be on describingvarious legal professionals such as judges, barristers, solicitors and legal executives. Here, therole and purpose of each legal professional will be described in the report in explicit and succinctmanner.TASKDifferent Legal ProfessionalsIndividuals who study, create and implement laws are known as legal professionals.These professionals pursue specified law course in order to become legal professionals. In orderto become one, it is essential for these individuals to obtain law degree from certified universityor college. Legal professionals are segregated into various types, who have specific roles andduties. These are Law costs draftsman, Arbitrator, Judge, Solicitor, Barrister, Usher, LegalSecretary, Legal Executive, Notary, Legal cashier and Paralegal. In this context, this part willprovide comprehensive understanding of roles played by key legal professionals.JudgesJudge is the public official who is accountable, responsible and authorises to administerthe law, especially by presiding over trails and rendering judgements2. Judge is a public officialwho decides fate of someone or something by critically reviewing evidences, arguments ofparties who has been called for trial. The duty of judges is to make precise decision of legal cases1Borghi, Paolo, Anna Mori, and Renata Semenza. "Self-employed professionals in theEuropean labour market. A comparison between Italy, Germany and the UK."Transfer:European Review of Labour and Research(2018): 1024258918761564.2Edge, Peter W.Religion and law: An introduction. Routledge, 2017.1
from minor to extreme cases or in certain circumstances where trials involve a jury. Judges ruleover the proceeding in order to make sure fairness has been maintained and also ensure that juryhas arrived at their decision in the correct way.Judicial office is selected on the basis of merit by The Judicial Appointment Commission.England and Wales have numerous types of judiciary which possess certain types of courts whofollow different style of judges3. The stricter hierarchy has been followed by judicial system ofUnited Kingdom. The judges sit in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales are usulaly givenmore privileges, importance and weight to who judges sit in district or county courts andmagistrates courts.The apex body of Civil Division of the Court of Appeal is the Masters of the Rolls. Theother three divisions are apex body division of High Court. Judges in Court of Appeal are alsoknown as Lords Justice4. They posses high power and authority and could only be drawn frombarristers of at least 10 years' of standing. They are Privy Counsellors who deals with major legalcases and makes prominent decisions. Judges plays significant and important role in hearing andprosecution process. They have to listen to the plea of the parties and analyse the evidencecritically in order to formulate robust and unbiased decision. In order to conduct the trail in legaland fair manner, it is essential for the judges to utilise adequate knowledge and experience theygain by studying law. There are different types of laws played by judges which are different ineach type of legal case. In this context, the role of judges in different types of court are describedbelow:The role of Judge in Crown CourtHearing Case: The role of judge in the court of England and Wales, Crown Court is tohear the case effectively and efficiently5.3Brown, Jerrod, Deb Huntley, Erik W. Asp, Cameron R. Wiley, Janina Cich, and StephenMorgan. "Confabulation: Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, andLegal Professionals."Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience8, no. 5 (2017).4Jones, Emma, Hugh Mcfaul, and Francine Ryan. "Clinical legal education in the UnitedKingdom: Origins, growth and the technological innovations and challenges of its future."German Journal of Legal Education4 (2017): 107-136.5Hunter, Rosemary. "Judicial Diversity and the ‘New’Judge."The Futures of LegalEducation and the Legal Profession(2015): 79-96.2
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