Profession prosecutor

Prosecutors represent governmental bodies and the general public in court cases against parties accused of illegal activity. They investigate the court cases by examining evidence, interviewing involved parties, and interpreting the law. They use the results of their investigation in order to present the case during court hearings, and to construct persuasive arguments in order to ensure the outcome is the most favourable for the parties they represent.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

  • Legal case management

    The procedures of a legal case from opening to closing, such as the documentation that needs to be prepared and handled, the people involved in different stages of the case, and the requirements that need to be met before the case can be closed.

  • Court procedures

    The regulations which are in place during the investigation of a court case and during a court hearing, and of how these events occur.

  • Government representation

    The legal and public representation methods and procedures of the government during trial cases or for communication purposes, and the specific aspects of the governmental bodies being represented in order to ensure accurate representation.

  • Criminal law

    Th legal rules, constitutions and regulations applicable for the punishement of offenders.

  • Legal research

    The methods and procedures of research in legal matters, such as the regulations, and different approaches to analyses and source gathering, and the knowledge on how to adapt the research methodology to a specific case to obtain the required information.

Skills

  • Present evidence

    Present evidence in a criminal or civil case to others, in a convincing and appropriate manner, in order to reach the right or most beneficial solution.

  • Negotiate lawyer's fee

    Negotiate compensation for legal services in or out of court, such as hourly or flat-rate fees, with clients.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Present arguments persuasively

    Present arguments during a negotiation or debate, or in written form, in a persuasive manner in order to obtain the most support for the case the speaker or writer represents.

  • Analyse legal evidence

    Analyse evidence, such as evidence in criminal cases, legal documentation regarding a case, or other documentation that can be regarded as evidence, in order to obtain a clear image of the case and reach resolutions.

  • Present legal arguments

    Present legal arguments during a court hearing or during negotiations, or in written form after a trial concerning its outcome and sentence, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for the client or to ensure the decision is followed. Present these arguments in a manner that is compliant with regulations and guidelines and adapted to the specifications of the case.

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Represent clients in courts

    Assume the position of representation in behalf of clients in courtrooms. Present arguments and evidence in favour of the client in order to win the case.

  • Interpret law

    Interpret the law during the investigation of a case in order to know the correct procedures in handling the case, the specific status of the case and the parties involved, the possible outcomes, and how to present the best arguments for the most favourable outcome.

Optional knowledge and skills

respond to enquiries document evidence handle evidence civil process order show confidence law enforcement advise on legal decisions think analytically conduct research interview provide legal advice protect client interests civil law ensure law application apply knowledge of human behaviour rhetoric show responsibility negotiate in legal cases contract law hear witness accounts