Legal profession is both adventurous as well as exciting. In one or the other way, everybody today comes across situations in daily life, in service or business matters (business as we all know, is becoming more and more complex and subtle day by day), which necessitate legal approach, understanding procedures, and interpretation of rules and law. Besides, each society frames certain rules, regulations and laws for its citizens to follow so that the actions of any individual are not detrimental or deterrent to the interests of their fellow citizens. In case any citizen feels that his legitimate interests are harmed or hurt, he seeks legal remedies under the laws so framed. The disputing parties engage legal professionals to defend their interest by interpreting law. These professionals who understand and interpret law properly and attain academic professional degree with practice are called Lawyers, pleaders, attorneys, advocates and judges.

Legal Profession in India

The legal profession in India is made up of Lawyers and judges, who administer, interpret and apply law. The majority of lawyers are in private practice to advise clients on their legal rights and when necessary represent them in the courts of law. Some lawyers work for the government, both Central and State, or local authorities. Some others are employed by business houses to aid, advice and represent their legal interests in the courts of law. Lawyers practice before the judges in Subordinate/District Courts, Administrative Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in India holds the upmost position and judgments from Supreme Courts cannot be challenged.

Employment Opportunities

There are certain important professional courses useful for law graduates. In order to get a gainful employment elsewhere in which in addition to a degree in law other professional qualifications are essential requirements. These professional courses are as follows:

  1. Business Management/ Administration.
  2. Company Secretary Ship.
  3. Chartered Accountancy
  4. Diploma in international Law.
  5. Diploma in labour law and practice.

Employment opportunities for law pursued graduates are available in all the central and state government departments, legal courts, State high courts, Supreme Court of India, banking institutions, private or autonomous organizations and public enterprises, Labour Court and tribunals.

Regular employment opportunities keep coming and published in popular local dailies, Employment news and departmental notifications.

Remunerations of a Lawyer

Generally the salary package of a lawyer starts from 40000 per month and with the experience one can get higher salary. At middle level you expect to get Rs300000 per month or above.


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