Advocate Jobs

Advocate jobs give advice about legal cases to their professional clients and many advocate jobs represent clients in court.

Advocate jobs are responsible for talking to professional people and are required to give written legal opinions. Many advocate jobs are responsible for reading law reports and witness statements to prepare for court cases. All legal advocate jobs are responsible for representing clients in court.

Advocate jobs generally work long hours, and most work evenings and weekends. Advocate jobs work in offices called chambers. 

Advocate jobs are members of the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. Advocate jobs who specialise in criminal work spend a lot of their time in court and many spend time travelling.

Advocate jobs earn between £19,000 and £260,000 for experienced advocates.

Advocate jobs need to have academic ability and a good memory, excellent spoken communications skills and all need to be confident and able to think logically.

There are more than 400 advocate jobs in Scotland and advocates need a degree in Scottish Law plus a postgraduate diploma. All advocates must work for 21 months in a solicitor's office and serve nine and a half months' pupilage.

Many find it is a very competitive and often costly process, as at each stage of training there are more advocate applicants than places, and once qualified advocate jobs can find it hard to secure a tenancy in chambers.

Advocate jobs may find that after 10 to 15 years' experience they may apply ‘to take silk' (to become a Queen's Counsel), which is necessary to become a Court of Session judge or High Court judge.

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