Career in Law

DESCRIPTION

A body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority. In U.S. law, the word law refers to any rule that if broken subjects a party to criminal punishment or civil liability.

Career Opportunities in Law

  • Law Firms: Leading law firms are the most sought after destination for Law Graduates. As part of a law firm, one advises clients about their legal rights and recourses as well as other legal matters. Careers in the leading law firms are characterized by high pay packages and fast career progression. Graduates can work across multiple domains of law or choose to specialize in specific fast growing domains like IPR, Cyber Law etc.
  • Corporate Counsel: Law graduates work with a company/corporate entity as an in-house legal counsel, advising on legal matters related to its business. An in-house counsel plays an important role in drafting, vetting and negotiating contracts; ensuring and monitoring compliance with rules and laws; and handling legal disputes.
  • Litigation: Litigation provides a wide range of employment options in both private and public spheres. Here, focus is on appellate work, trial-level practice, civil litigation or criminal cases. Litigators may start with lower entry level salaries than their counterparts in the corporate sector, but can grow at a much faster pace.
  • Judicial Services/Civil Services: Law Graduates, who are looking to be part of the prestigious civil services, can prepare for the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Exciting opportunities exists for graduates who wish to contribute towards shaping the future of the country.
  • Social Work: If social-legal issues excite you, a promising career in Law exists with NGOs and Civil Society Organizations. Law school graduates may get opportunities to work with international organizations such as the United Nations and with international tribunals like International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court etc.
  • Legal Processing Outsourcing: Legal Processing outsourcing (LPO) is the delegation of core legal functions like making first drafts of cases, compliance work, legal research, etc. to an external counsel. The assigned task is completed on the basis of set parameters and fixed timelines. In this field one can work at reputed MNCs by pursuing a career in LPO.
  • Judicial Clerkship: A judicial clerkship is an extremely valuable experience for students interested in either litigation or transactional work; it provides invaluable insights into the workings of the legal system. Law clerks act as legal assistants whose duties vary from court to court and judge to judge.
  • Media and Law: As professionals, both journalism and law are intertwined as they require superior research and writing skills as well as a critical knowledge of the government and the legal system. Legal journalism covers legal proceedings in courts, arbitration events, criminal matters, etc., which are disseminated to the public. It includes legal publishing and law reporting.
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PATHWAY

  Pathway 1 Pathway 2 Pathway 3
Stream Clear Class XII in Commerce Stream Clear Class XII in Commerce Stream Clear Class XII in Commerce Stream
Bachelors Pursue BA.LLB/ BBA.LLB/ B.Com. LLB For 5 years Pursue B.Sc. LLB for 5 years Pursue Graduation in any Discipline

For 3-4 years

Masters Pursue LLM in Multiple Specialization For 1-2 years Pursue LLB for 3 years Pursue LLM in Multiple Specialization for 1-2 years
Doctors Pursue PhD in Multiple Specializations Pursue PhD in Multiple Specializations

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Inquisitive-A good lawyer will possess an inquisitive nature. Curiosity drives a person to probe and ask revealing questions. The inquisitive attorney will peel back the layers of a case, going deeper, asking for more information.
  • Problem Solving Abilities- Being a problem solver is one of the root skills of any attorney. People hire lawyers because they either have a problem, or are trying to avoid one. Possessing excellent problem solving skills allows the lawyer to find solutions even when none are immediately apparent.
  • Symptomatic Reading- Attorneys will have to read a great deal of material when they take on a client. It may be court documents, witness testimony, contracts, case law, or a myriad of other text. It is easy for anyone to skim over the information and take it at face value. Unfortunately this can prove detrimental to a client.
  • Writing Skills- Having the ability to write well lays a solid foundation for all the documents a lawyer must write such as arguments, contracts, and legal letters.
  • Conversation/ Articulation Abilities- Just as writing skills are important, so too are verbal skills. An attorney will find it necessary to shift gears in their verbal communication style. One day they may need to speak in an authoritative manner with persuasive speech during an important trial. The next day a lawyer may need to meet with a grieving widow requiring sympathetic conversation in reassuring tones. Conversation skills are more than just the ability to say the right words. The words also need to be said in the right manner.
  • General Investigation/Research Skills- Attorneys have to spend hours investigating and researching information for clients. Attorneys must be able to know how to perform research with speed and accuracy, and confidence in the authority of the source.
  • Organization / Management Skills-The legal system in the United States has grown more complex in the last century. A commercial land purchase, for instance that at one time may have been completed on a handshake, now may contain hundreds of pages of documents distributed over time; each one representing stages in the purchase process. Keeping track of all the paperwork demands good organizational skills.

DEMAND

Yes certainly. There is a big demand for lawyers in India. I tell u why…

The part of law practice in India is very different such as human right, international law, intellectual property law and environment law.  There is very large number of demand for lawyers and lawyer’s job in India.  The lawyers are very professional and very concern about the destiny of natural capital.  The lawyers can work only for field of legal and regulatory issues relating to the natural resources such as air, water quality, hazardous waste management, toxic gas and transportation energy regulation etc.

The lawyers are busy only with legal division and legal literary, legal assistance, real estate and property management. The main aim of lawyers is to provide equal treatment and judgment to every individual through legal process. They are the top most legal services industry in which they have group of well-trained advocates and paralegals to provide effectively attend your legal matters. They are giving full efforts to preserve and maintenance of natural resources. The lawyers are very dedicated toward their job.

There are different types of lawyers and their work profile such as Asbestos lawyers, Assault lawyers, car accident lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, criminal lawyers. The Asbestos lawyers are those lawyers who stand for the clients experiencing health problems affected from asbestos particles, in which client can comprise under some level of exposure to small asbestos particles. The Assault lawyers are those lawyers who can handle various crime and criminal cases as well as civil assault cases. The criminal assault lawyers can be protecting individual who have been charge some kind of criminal attack.

The personal injury lawyers can be representing the victims for the recovery of damage for the physical injuries. The car accident lawyers are involved in vehicle crash. These lawyers are especially to help those victims affected by some kind of hit and run accident. The bankruptcy lawyers would be able to assist those people considering to filling bankruptcy, they can help to estimate situation and also provide best course of action before filling bankruptcy form.

The criminal lawyers are one of the most popular lawyers in India.  This types of actually has a most difficult job rather than other lawyers. They have to represent those individual who have been involved in some kind of crime. Other than these there are divorce lawyers, employment lawyers, fraud lawyers, medical malpractice lawyers, software lawyers, traffic lawyers, tax lawyers, litigation lawyers etc. These lawyers can be hiring by the people on an everyday basis. These are making higher portion of legal marketing in India.

There are many reputed institutes and Law Colleges in India that provide lawyer courses and opportunities of various lawyers’ jobs. Lawyers are only the person that involved in every legal matter. They are giving full justice to an individual in a legal way. They are representative of every individual to get back their reputation and property. So, the demand for lawyers is increasing day by day in India.

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