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Prosecutor
Prosecutor Robert Jackson at Nuremberg Trials.jpg
Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (on the pulpit) at the Nuremberg Trials
Occupation
Occupation type
Profession
Activity sectors
Law, Law Enforcement
Description
Competencies Advocacy skills, analytical mind, sense of justice
Education required
Typically required to be authorised to practice law in the jurisdiction, law degree, in some cases a traineeship.
Fields of
employment
Government legal service
Related jobs
Barrister, solicitor, advocate, judge, magistrate

A prosecutor is a legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law. Typically, the prosecutor represents the government in the case brought against the accused person.


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