This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source, correctly cite and document legal and legislative information relevant to a wide range of areas of legal interest in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to work with clients, colleagues, management, relevant specialist personnel under direction, independently or within a team; - critical thinking and analysing skills to identify research questions and the legal categories to which they belong; - research and analytical skills to identify, and source a wide range of legal information; - research, analytical and organisational skills to identify and evaluate sources of legal information and interpret that information in order to apply to a wide range of legal subjects/categories; - research and analytical skills to determine currency of information, such as amendments and/or reprints of legislation, and; - analytical, literacy and technical writing skills to correctly cite sources of legal information and prepare documents and reports. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements and provisions, and; - legal research methodologies and techniques to effectively source secondary sources of legal information.

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