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Role of solicitors in criminal cases

Updated April 17, 2017

The solicitor is a legal professional who directs the office operations of judicial systems and various cases. In criminal cases, the solicitor is responsible for assigning attorneys to the case while serving as an adviser to them.

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One the main functions of the solicitor is to help prosecutions of criminal cases become processed in a timely and organised fashion. This may range from giving advice on legal matters to preparing proposals and arguments. A solicitor must be highly organised and be familiar with each case they work on.


Solicitors must be educated in the field of law and legal training to ensure they are giving the correct information to those seeking legal advice. When solicitors are trained in areas of problem solving, they can better-find solutions to the problems of clientele or give legal advice to those in criminal cases.

Criminal Litigation

Although there are various types of law firms where a solicitor can be employed, solicitors who are employed in a criminal litigation practice or firm may be required to be in court. Responsibilities can range from completing various paperwork for bail to completing appeal applications.

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Leah Shiota

Leah Shiota has been a writer for over five years. She has written articles for LIVESTRONG.COM and "Theme Magazine" covering cars, electronic gadgets and personal health. Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Butler University.

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