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Court journalists report on court cases and need to have a good understanding of court procedures and the law. Jacqueline Louw works as a court journalist.

It’s a lawyer representing the interest of the state in a legal proceeding which is typical as a prosecutor. The duties of a state attorney include representing the state in criminal proceedings, dealing with maintenance complaints and cases, guiding police investigations and there is also a great deal of administrative duties that are incidental to the job too. A prosecutor is responsible for the processing of criminal cases by reading the dockets and making sure that there is sufficient evidence to initiate the criminal proceedings against an accused. “You must be a person of integrity and be professional at all times. You must be able to uphold the rule of law, constitutionalism and to ensure that there is a proper administration of justice

A legal secretary is a particular category of worker within the legal profession. In the practice of law in the United States, a legal secretary is a person who works in the legal profession, typically assisting lawyers. Legal secretaries help by preparing and filing legal documents, such as appeals or motions.

Criminal Defense Counsel is a trained person who ensures that those who are accused of wrongdoings are afforded a fair trial.

Duties and responsibilities include providing proactive legal assistance and advice on various legal issues like commercial contracts, dispute resolutions, agreements, regulatory compliance, employment, and governance. Duties also include advising on minimal liability and legal exposure for the company, ensuring that the legal documents and other contractual documents are effectively drafted, reviewed, interpreted and vetted. She ensures that the company’s framework, policies, process, systems and limits are communicated and contribute to effective implementation

A Judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. the judge is supposed to conduct the trial impartially and, typically, in an open court.

Public prosecutors represent the Attorney General in criminal cases in a magistrate or regional court. Each prosecutor has a delegation to prosecute in a specific magisterial district or regional division. Public prosecutors study police dockets and often ask for additional police investigations to build complete cases. Based on the evidence prosecutors decide if accused people may reasonably be charged and in terms of which laws or regulations this should be done. If it is decided to prosecute the accused, the prosecutor summons the accused and witnesses to appear in court. Public prosecutors' work is done mostly in court and in the office where research is done on a case. Prosecutors may sometimes accompany witnesses to crime scenes to get more information about cases. They also have to do administrative work and have to write reports to the Attorney General and keep records of cases dealt with.

Advocates are legal advisers and representatives of a person or a group. They are not necessarily lawyers but they are experts in specific legal areas. Advocates often work with civil cases where they read contracts or disputes from another group which is also represented by another advocate. Their aim is for a settlement favourable to their client’s interest

An Arbitrator is a third party who facilitates conflicts between employers and employees or unions and employers during legal proceedings which are called arbitrations. Conflicts are resolved outside of the court systems by mutual consent of the parties involved.