Overview legal professions

The Legal Professions Code will regulate those who practice law as the way to make their living. This code will distinguish several legal professions, which are described below.

Judge

Judges will sit on courts and will decide in legal cases. They are required to be impartial.

Advocate

Advocates represent clients in court, as such they are not supposed to be impartial, on the contrary they have to protect the interests of their clients.

Prosecutor

Prosecutors are government officials trained in law, whose job is to prosecute (suspected) criminals.

Notary

Notaries are independent public servants. Their job is to make authentic instruments (official legal documents) at request of members of the public. They do not represent clients in court, and are required to be impartial.

Mediators

Mediators try to mediate between private parties, at their request, in legal conflicts – as alternative for court proceedings. They are required to be impartial.

Arbiters

Arbiters are essentially private judges. Like mediation, arbitration is an alternative for court proceedings. This procedure requires consent of both parties. Arbiters are required to be impartial.

Debt collection officer

Debt collection officers are responsible for dealing with defaulting debtors on behalf of their creditors. They are allowed to seize assets for the purpose of debt collection, and they can start insolvency proceedings against a debtor.

Legal adviser

Legal advisers give people advise in legal matters, but do not represent their clients in court.

With certain restrictions people could exercise more than one legal profession. All legal professions require a degree in Mordan law in order to be practiced. With exception of judges and prosecutors, legal practitioners are required to join their respective professional associations.

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9 thoughts on “Overview legal professions”

    1. I think there should be a law that no one can get into debt in the first place. Can’t pay .. Don’t play
      Surely a huge guy with a rough face has other employment opportunities.

      1. >>I think there should be a law that no one can get into debt in the first place

        Basically I would agree with you. But there all kind of debts, which cannot all be prevented. For instance, a person is renting a home but at some point he losses his job and can’t pay his rent anymore.

        In 2015 we will come back on the issue of insolvency (and prevention of it).

        >>Surely a huge guy with a rough face has other employment opportunities.

        Surely, they could keep weird people out of bars and club, for instance.

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