Lawyers advise clients on legal matters, represent clients before administration boards and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills. Lawyers also plead cases or conduct prosecutions in courts of law. Lawyers are employed in law firms and prosecutor's offices, by federal, provincial and municipal governments and various business establishments or they may be self-employed.
Lawyers Two to three years of undergraduate studies or, in Quebec, completion of college program and a bachelor's degree from a recognized law school and successful completion of the bar examination and completion of a period of articling are required. Licensing by the provincial or territorial law society is required.