Legal Caseworkers take on individual cases – for instance in immigration cases, personal injury claims, and minor criminal cases – to assist lawyers and help in legal aid cases.
Designated Caseworkers in magistrates courts in England and Wales first appeared about years ago, and they carry out the most routine cases, normally only dealing only with 'uncontested' guilty pleas.
Legal Caseworkers do not have a law degree but have basic training and do need to have knowledge of the Criminal Justice system, the Legal Aid system, court proceedings and advocacy.
Skills required in this role include computer literacy and good interpersonal skills. It helps to be able to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds.