In modern times of development and social integration, the law studies become increasingly popular and sets high standards for high-quality knowledge, practical skills and personal qualities to individuals who want to practice law.

The All-Ukrainian Supreme Law Council provides information on the employment for nationals and foreigners in the field of Ukrainian law. The organization promotes public and social significance of lawyer’s profession, gaining its authority and prestige.

The list of professions related to the field d of law is provided below:

Profession Requirements Functions
Lawyer completed higher legal education.
  • provision of consultancy services;
    legal support before government and other authorities;
  • negotiations;
  • representation of individuals, companies, institutions;

contracts.

Attorney (advocate) – citizen of Ukraine;

– completed higher legal education;

– excellent command in Ukrainian language;

– working experience in the field of jurisprudence not less than 2 years;

– qualification exam;

– traineeship;

– taking the Oath;

– license to practice law.

– provision of legal assistance to the public authorities, individuals and legal entities;

– preparation of procedural documents;

– protection of the interests of the individual in criminal proceedings;

– representation of witness / suspect / accused and others.

Assistant Attorney – citizen of Ukraine or foreign citizen;
– completed higher legal education;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– excellent command in Ukrainian law;
– execution of orders of a lawyer;
– preparation of necessary documents for the lawyer activity;
– getting answers to legal requests;
– development of extracts from materials;
State Executive – citizen of Ukraine;

– higher legal education of the second level at least;

– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– an individual is able to perform the powers of the State Executive;

– Enforcement of judgments and other authorities decisions.
Private Executive – citizen of Ukraine of 25 years and more;
– higher legal education of the second level at least;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– working experience after completion of Master Degree program shall be not less than 2 years;
– passed training and traineeship during at least 3 months*;
– passed qualification exam;
Implement compulsory decisions
Prosecutor – citizen of Ukraine;

– completed higher legal education;

– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is at least 2 years (for local prosecutor offices), or at least 3 years (for regional prosecutor offices);

– maintaining public prosecution in court;
– representation of person or the State in court, supervising the observance of law by conducting investigative, inquiry and pretrial investigation;
– supervision the observance of laws in the execution of judgments in criminal matters;
Heads, first deputies and deputies prosecutors (local/regional prosecutors) – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is at least 5 years or at the position of prosecutor at least 3years;
– organization of local / regional prosecutor’s office;
– enforcement of the requirements for training of prosecutors;
– within 10 days, notifies the Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission on vacant or temporarily vacant post of public prosecutor;
– appointment and dismissal of prosecutors to administrative positions;
– other powers;
Notary – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is at least 6 years, 3 of which shall passed on the position of Assistant Notary;
– qualification exam;
– license for notarial activities;
implementation of notarial deeds in order to provide legal probability: certification of documents, powers, requesting of documents necessary for notarial deeds, provision of clarification on notarial deeds and legal nature consulting.
Assistant Notary – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is at least 3 years;
– reception of individuals and representatives of legal entities;
– participation in drafting project contracts, certificates and other documents related to notarial deeds;
– making entries in the registry for the registration of notarial deeds;
– preparation and sending of requests to companies, institutions and organizations
Judge – citizen of Ukraine not younger than 30 years and not older than 65 years;
– completed higher legal education;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is at least 5 years;
Administration of justice in Ukraine.
State Border Service – citizen of Ukraine;
completed higher legal education;
– contract of a serviceman concluded with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine (As defined in Article 19 of the Law on State Border Service)
Customs officers (senior positions) – citizen of Ukraine;
completed higher legal education;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence is 1-3 years;
• ensuring compliance with legislation of Ukraine on customs;
• creation of favorable conditions for incensement in trade and passenger traffic across the customs border;
• international cooperation in the field of customs and other.
Law enforcement
(Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine)
– citizen of Ukraine;
– have 18 years;
– take the Oath (Patrol police);
– pass special training;
– completed higher legal education;
– working experience depending on a position.
• maintaining of order in the state, protection of human rights and freedoms of;
• investigation of offenses;
• security enforcement;
• other activities.
Forensic Expert – completed higher education;
– practical experience;
– qualified forensic expert in a particular specialty;
• conducting researches and providing opinion;
• provision of clarification on the conclusion;
• examination in criminal and civil matters;
• other activities.
Crime Investigator – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– taking the qualification exam and the Oath of Investigation.
• consideration of statements and reports of criminal offenses;
• organizing and conducting of pre-trial investigation;
• enforcement of rights and legitimate interests of citizens.
Patent Administrator – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– working experience in the field of intellectual property shall be at least 5 years;
– pass the exam
– certification ;
– License to perform patent activities.
• subscription of applications, petitions, descriptions, etc.
• amendments to inventions and drawings;
• scientific and research activities, part of which is patent research;
• representing of interests of owners of intellectual property before the state and judiciary and others.
NABU Detective – citizen of Ukraine;
– completed higher legal education;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– working experience in the field shall be at least 5 years.
• carrying out operational investigative activities;
• implementation of the pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings concerning crimes which are related to the NABU.
Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine – citizen of Ukraine;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– 40 years old;
– completed higher legal education;
– working experience in the legal field shall be at least 15 years;
– good moral conduct;
– high level of competence.
• address the issue of compliance with the Constitution and laws issued by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President, Cabinet regulations;
• an official interpretation of the Constitution;
• other powers provided by the Constitution of Ukraine.
Judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine – citizen of Ukraine;
– not younger 30 years old and not older 65 years;
– completed legal education;
– working experience in the legal field shall be at least 5 years;
– candidate shall confirm the ability to administer justice in the Armed forces.
• the administration of justice in accordance with the procedure;
• participation in the matters brought before the Plenum of the Supreme Court;
• analysis of judicial practice;
• participation in the consideration of issues brought before the courts;
• – other powers under the law
Judge of the High Specialized Court for Intellectual Property – citizen of Ukraine;
– not younger 30 years old and not older 65 years;
– completed legal education;
– working experience in the legal field shall be at least 5 years;
– candidate confirmed the ability to administer justice in the Supreme Court on intellectual property;
– meets one of the requirements **
Settlement of disputes on intellectual property.
Judge’s assistant – citizen of Ukraine,
completed legal education,
excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– pass the trial process if necessary;
– working experience in the field of jurisprudence shall be at least 3 years as assistant judge of the Supreme Court
• implementation of orders of the judge;
• selection of legislation;
• participation in preparation of cases for trial;
• making copies of judgments to be sent to parties;
• supervision of timely expert researches, implementation of judgments.
Lawyer’s assistant – completed legal education;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
– knowledge of the law of Ukraine.
• searching and analysis of legal information, legislation,
• drafting of legal documents (contracts, claims, complaints, etc.)
• cooperation with state authorities on solving of simple legal issues.
Executive Support Service Officer – higher education;
– working experience depends on position.
• accepts / sends correspondence, documents and reports;
• making appointments, speeches and preparation of materials for the media;
• contact with public authorities.
Assistant of Private Executive – citizen of Ukraine;
– higher legal education of the first level at least;
– excellent command in Ukrainian language;
• drafting documents is the enforcement proceedings;
• participation in the reception of visitors;
• record keeping and archives (without signature);
• other tasks of private executive.
Customs officers – citizen of Ukraine;
– higher education in the legal field
• customs control;
• security of society;
• protection of customs interests of Ukraine;
• preventing and combating trafficking;
• providing measures of customs and tariff and non-tariff regulation of foreign economic activity.

* Individuals who have working experience of private or public executor, lawyer, notary, trustee (asset managers and liquidators) of at least one year or assistant of private executor of at least 2 years may be exempted from the traineeship.
** Requirements:

  1. Has working experience at the position of a judge not less than 3 years;
  2. Has professional experience in representation of the intellectual property (patent attorney) cases of at least 5 years;
  3. Has a professional experience of a lawyer on representation in court cases concerning intellectual property rights protection of at least 5 years;
  4. Has a cumulative working experience in accordance with the requirements specified in paragraphs 1-3 of this part of at least 5 years.