Legal Adviser

Legal advisers are lawyers who are employed by large companies or organizations to provide legal advice and services to both the organization and its employees.

Lawyers are generally divided into attorneys and advocates:

Attorneys are general legal practitioners who offer their client services on all legal aspects, including company law, criminal law, taxation, estate planning and personal advice. Attorneys represent their clients in magistrates’ courts and generally prepare cases for presentation by an advocate in the High Court.

Advocates specialise in giving legal opinions and presenting cases in court, and participate in litigation only when they have been instructed or briefed to do so by an attorney.


  • business firms

  • central, provincial or local government

  • law schools

  • legal aid societies

  • self-employment, in private practice

Getting Started

  • arrange to speak to a legal advisor to obtain first- hand information about this field

  • try to obtain vacation work in a law office

  • join a debating society and take part in discussions


Africa Nazarene University, Alliance International University, Archbishop James University College, BA ISAGO University College, Boston City Campus & Business College, Catholic University of Eastern African, Egerton University, Gaborone University College of Law and Professional Studies, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Gideon Roberts University, Great Zimbabwe University, Institute of Applied Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Tanzania), Kabarak University, Karatina University, Kenneth Kaunda Metropolitan University, Kenyatta University, Kibabii University, Kigali Independent University, Kisii University, Makerere University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Middlesex University Mauritius, Moi University, Monash South Africa, Mount Kenya University, Mulungushi University, Mzumbe University, National University of Lesotho, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Nkumba University, North-West University, Open University of Tanzania, Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Pwani University College, Riara University, Rongo University College, Southern Business School, St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Strathmore University, Technical University of Mombasa, The Eastern University, Trinity University, Tumaini University Makumira, Uganda Christian University, University for Development Studies, University of Botswana, University of Cape Coast, University of Dar Es Salaam, University of Ghana, University of Iringa, University of Kigali, University of Lusaka, University of Mauritius, University of Nairobi, University of Namibia, University of Pretoria, University of Professional Studies (Upsa), University of Rwanda, University of Stellenbosch, University of Swaziland, University of the Western Cape, University of Zambia, Varsity College, Zambian Open University, Zenith University College

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