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About Career as a Lawyer

A lawyer, also known as an “attorney,” “counselor,” solicitor,” “barrister” or “advocate,” is an individual licensed by the state to engage in the practice of law and advise clients on legal matters. Lawyers act as both advocates and advisors on behalf of their clients. As advocates, they represent either the plaintiff (the party filing the lawsuit) or the defendant (the party defending the lawsuit), advancing their client’s case through oral argument and through written documents such as motions and briefs. As advisors, lawyers counsel clients on how the facts of their particular case apply to the law.

Career Prospects of Career as a Lawyer

The job market for lawyers is projected to grow due to increased demand for legal services, population growth, new corporate compliance regulations, globalization and increased business activity. Factors that may impact the market for attorneys include a shift toward using accounting firms, paralegals, and overseas legal vendors in an effort to reduce legal costs as well as the expanding role of alternative dispute resolution.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Lawyer

Students after 12th class can enter a 5 year course in Law for a BA LL.B (Hons) degree. The 5 year Law course is offered by National Law schools/ Universities.

LLB is a 3 year course for graduates. The LL.B course is conducted by most universities and their affiliated colleges in India. The degree entitles the graduate to practice law.

After a 5 year law course (BA LL.B) or a 3 year (LL.B) course there are opportunities for further studies in areas related to law. These studies could be a full time post graduation (LLM) of 2 years duration or various diploma courses of 1 year duration. There is also possibility for studying abroad.

SKILLS:

While attorneys are a diverse group with different backgrounds and personalities, a number of skills are common to most successful lawyers. A few of these skills are exceptional oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, the ability to simultaneously balance multiple tasks, leadership skills, the ability to empathize with a client’s situation and a strong work ethic. Lawyers must also follow strict ethical guidelines and client confidentiality rules.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Lawyer

  • I am interested to be empaneled as advocate for the Bank to render my legal services such as conducting cases , search of land records , issue Non Ecumbrance Certificate and all the matter relating to the banking . I am rendering my legal services as panel advocae to Union Bank of India , Oriental Bank of Commerce , IDBI Bank , Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank , Syndicate Bank, ICICi Bank , Magma FinCorp Ltd, Larsen and Tubro Ltd.. I am standing cousel fo the Gram Sabha of tehsil Sitapur for last 7 years as SADGC (R). I am practcing for the Civil Nature cases at District Court Sitapur. Posted By : shailendra Srivastava Advocate, on 25-04-2012 00:44:31 Report Abuse

  • I am interested to be empaneled as advocate for the Bank to render my legal services such as conducting cases , search of land records , issue Non Ecumbrance Certificate and all the matter relating to the banking . I am rendering my legal services as panel advocae to Union Bank of India , Oriental Bank of Commerce , IDBI Bank , Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank , Syndicate Bank, ICICi Bank , Magma FinCorp Ltd, Larsen and Tubro Ltd.. I am standing cousel fo the Gram Sabha of tehsil Sitapur for last 7 years as SADGC (R). I am practcing for the Civil Nature cases at District Court Sitapur. Posted By : shailendra Srivastava Advocate, on 25-04-2012 00:43:23 Report Abuse

  • please guide to to join your organisation as a legal advisor Posted By : Gaurav Kumar, on 16-11-2011 12:13:30 Report Abuse

  • hello, i am in 12 commerce stream i want to pursue law after 12th basically i am confuse what to do? i am not sure with law can you tell me professional courses aftr 12th Posted By : Pooja Maurya, on 23-10-2011 23:24:56 Report Abuse

  • hello, i am in 12 commerce stream i want to pursue law after 12th basically i am confuse what to do? i am not sure with law can you tell me professional courses aftr 12th Posted By : Pooja Maurya, on 23-10-2011 23:24:08 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, im doing b.com right now, its my first year and i also want to do a course in law...is der any chance that i can do LLb along with m y B.com degree or i have to wait till i finish my graduation?? please revert back soon Posted By : sanchi sehgal, on 20-06-2011 19:31:30 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, im doing b.com right now, its my first year and i also want to do a course in law...is der any chance that i can do LLb along with m y B.com degree or i have to wait till i finish my graduation?? please revert back soon Posted By : sanchi sehgal, on 20-06-2011 19:31:21 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, im doing b.com right now, its my first year and i also want to do a course in law...is der any chance that i can do LLb along with m y B.com degree or i have to wait till i finish my graduation?? please revert back soon Posted By : sanchi sehgal, on 20-06-2011 19:31:02 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, im doing b.com right now, its my first year and i also want to do a course in law...is der any chance that i can do LLb along with m y B.com degree or i have to wait till i finish my graduation?? please revert back soon Posted By : sanchi sehgal, on 20-06-2011 19:30:41 Report Abuse

  • hello, mam\sir.......i m parinita shama . i want to do llb . plz tell me should i do 3 years llb after completing my b.com....plz tel me how can apply for llb now...becoz this year i have completed my bcom... thankyou... Posted By : parinita sharma`, on 12-06-2011 15:28:26 Report Abuse

  • hello, mam\sir.......i m parinita shama . i want to do llb . plz tell me should i do 3 years llb after completing my b.com....plz tel me how can apply for llb now...becoz this year i have completed my bcom... thankyou... Posted By : parinita sharma`, on 12-06-2011 15:28:14 Report Abuse

  • i want to do law after 12th........so plsss suggest me should i do it after completing my graduation by english honors or should i do 3 years LLB course after 12th or 5 year B.A.LL.B COURSE after 12th...............plss plss kindly suggest me Posted By : alifia, on 04-06-2011 22:49:00 Report Abuse

  • i am doing my 12th and i have not decided what i have to do in future i am little confused between law(clat) or bba/mba or hotel mgmt please give me some guiedenss which of them have good scope and which one is better.... Posted By : HARDIK ARORA, on 29-05-2011 13:05:23 Report Abuse

  • iam student of b.b.a.l.l.b 1st year want to internship at district court in madhya pradesh Posted By : akshatmalpani, on 26-05-2011 20:22:07 Report Abuse

  • iam student of b.b.a.l.l.b 1st year want to internship at district court in madhya pradesh Posted By : akshatmalpani, on 26-05-2011 20:22:06 Report Abuse

  • Query on Career as a Lawyer Posted By : manish chugh, on 25-05-2011 13:50:00 Report Abuse

  • I am diploma in production Engineering after H.S..I want to be a lawyer through per-time(distance) course. Posted By : Buddhasankar Mondal, on 11-04-2011 20:33:52 Report Abuse

  • JATEEN CHOUBISA Mobile No.: +91 9461120455 ~ Landline: 02964233670 ~ E-Mail: advocatejateen@gmail.com Seeking Middle Level assignments in Legal Affairs with a growth oriented organization. Professional Profile A nascent professional with over 3 years of extensive experience in handling Legal Affairs. Presently associated as an Advocate at Dungarpur, Rajasthan. A nascent lawyer with skilled in conducting negotiations on legal issues, mediation and providing legal advice and opinion to clients to help them decide whether a settlement should be made instead of contesting a case. Skilled in drafting different legal documents like Agreements, Conveyances, MOU’s, Development Agreements, Joint Ventures & Notices. An effective communicator with good relationship skills & adept at maintaining cordial business relations with other external agencies. Organizational Experience Since September’08 associated with Bar Council of Rajasthan as Advocate Key Tasks Handled Across Assignment Legal Operations ? Handling legal matters related to pre-sanction appraisal of projects for establishing legal eligibility of corporate applying for services. ? Rendering legal advice for planning the business restructuring and handling due diligences. ? Liaising with Govt. authorities and ensuring proper compliance with regulatory/ statutory requirements. ? Ensuring proper compliances with statutory requirements and coordinating with panel counsels for monitoring various cases. ? Investigating title of property and clearing old documents pending in Government Offices for Registration & Stamp Duty. Legal Documentation ? Drafting & inspecting the legal documents viz. Agreements, Contracts, Deeds, MOU, Pleadings and Argument Notes, etc. ? Reviewing the approval and interpretation of various types of documents including leasing, licensing, commercial agreements, etc. Highlights ? Handled MACT Cases of HDFC Ergo General Insurance Co. Ltd. ? Penalised Mack Insurance Auxiliary Services Pvt. Ltd. ? Member of Pragati Sansthan, Dungarpur, Rajasthan. Previous Assignments Since Jul’2008 associated with Pragati College, as Lecturer Academic Credentials 2010 Master of Laws The Global Open University Nagaland, Udaipur 2008 BA.LL.B (Hons.)(5 Years) School of Law, D.A.V.V Indore 2001 Higher Secondary RBSC Year 1998-1999 Secondary CBSC Other Courses: ? Completed Indian Society of International Law Summer Course in the year 2005. ? Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Bodha Computer Services and Training Institute, Dungarpur Rajasthan in the year 2003. Training/ Internship Attended Organisation: Indore High Court, Indore Duration: 15 days Role: Clerkship Organisation: Corporate Lexport, New Delhi Duration: 1 month Role: Intern ? Completed training under the guidance of Advocate G.N. Varma from District & Sessions Court, Dungarpur. Beyond Curriculum ? Actively took part in the Moot Court as a Researcher in the year 2006. ? Participated in various seminars and Nehru Cup at college level. ? Awarded first prize in the volleyball tournament in the year 2006. Personal Dossier Date of Birth: 22 Nov’83 Present Address: B-180, Behind General Hospital, Subhash Nagar, Dungarpur – 314001, Rajasthan Posted By : jateen choubisa, on 31-03-2011 20:18:33 Report Abuse

  • I have done my M.A. (english) and LLB . I have worked under a senior advocate for 2 years in Bangalore High Court. Now I have opened my own office in Lowe Palace Orchards. Now I would like to get some clients and start of but I do not know how to get clients. Please HELP me. Posted By : Asha Krishna, on 14-03-2011 11:03:01 Report Abuse

  • i hav secured 88% in hsc and 79% in my ssc exam with science background(65% in pcm),and now i hav been selected in a a well reputed law college.i want to know whether my marks in ssc will affect my placement in reputed indian and foreign law schools in anyway? Posted By : shivendu, on 28-02-2011 08:57:24 Report Abuse

  • i am doing my BBA am i eligible for joining the law course Posted By : neha reddy, on 11-02-2011 06:42:02 Report Abuse

  • m graduate (b.sc)i want to information about llb and fees structure, institut and eligibility Posted By : sandhya, on 10-10-2010 09:33:53 Report Abuse

  • i am a graduate i want to do LLB so plz provide me the list of institutes offers LLB through distance education Posted By : prem, on 27-09-2010 02:14:43 Report Abuse

  • I completed my LL.B course, and now I want to do work in corporate field , so, kindly suggest me which way I have to take? or which way I can get succes as soon as passible? Posted By : Rahul Priyadarshi, on 31-07-2010 14:23:17 Report Abuse

  • I completed my B.A.LL.B course, and now I want to do work in corporate field or want to practice regarding company law, so, kindly suggest me which way I have to take? or which way I can get succes as soon as passible? Posted By : Md Azam Khan, on 30-06-2010 03:14:52 Report Abuse

  • i want to do marine law so plz suggest me and guide me for studies .and after 12th want corces are important for marine law plz informe me. Posted By : shamal, on 13-05-2010 23:13:36 Report Abuse

  • I want to do law after 12 ... i want to do it in a clat affiliated institue...Is there any mumbai ?? Posted By : Saaniya, on 10-04-2010 06:55:33 Report Abuse

  • I want to do law after 12th... so plsss... suggest me the various courses of law... And the colleges available in mumbai... Posted By : Meeta, on 06-04-2010 07:50:52 Report Abuse

  • i want to do the maritime law , so kindly suggest me where i can do in india or outside Posted By : d.rajasekar, on 04-03-2010 04:24:54 Report Abuse

  • i want to do the maritime law , so kindly suggest me where i can do in india or outside Posted By : d.rajasekar, on 04-03-2010 04:24:54 Report Abuse

  • is there any age limit for writing lawcet? Posted By : k.padmaja, on 16-02-2010 11:23:24 Report Abuse

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