Advocate General

Minimum Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Minimum Advocate of a High Court for at least 10 yrs

The tasks an Advocate General is expected to perform include:

Advising the government in legal matters referred to him, including proposed legislation

Representing the government in suits and proceedings, in original and appellate side of High Court

Appearing on behalf of Government before High Court, Special Bench in Supreme Court or any other court, as required

Advising the Government on legal matters and the proposed legislation

Performing other duties of legal character as assigned to him from time to time

Attending meetings of Legislature or Legislative Council and Committees, as required

Giving opinion in matters referred to him by Legal Remembrancer, Government Advocate, Public Prosecutor and Heads of Secretariat Department

Advising the Government Pleader in conducting criminal cases

Acting as leading counsel, if directed by the Government

Appearing in private cases to which Government is not a party

Ability to manage large volume of information

Ability to think of unique solutions to problems

Skilled in preparing legal strategies

Skilled in performing extensive amount of research

Ability to comprehend pertinent information

Skilled in making reasonable judgments and assumptions based on information presented

In-depth knowledge of national and local laws, rights and duties

Proficient in symptomatic reading

Skilled in interpreting the constitutional laws and studying the cases accordingly

Skilled in drafting papers according to regulations

Not applicable

Good communication skills and interpersonal skills


Excellent public speaking skills



Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Law Interns

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 20,000 to INR 50,000 per month plus allowances

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Legal Industry in India

India's legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. India?s legal profession is the world?s second largest, with more than 600,000 lawyers in more than 500 legal practices nationwide. In 2010, the total value of the Indian legal market was estimated to be approximately US$1.25 billion. Indian law firms are looking beyond national borders, taking part in major international deals and working out arrangements for sustained work through referral and best-friend arrangements with international law firms.

Legal profession is a fast growing profession. In these days of globalisation and liberalisation, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases. Persons holding law degree or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in private as well as public sector. Considering these figures it is safe to say that the demand for Advocate General is there in the present and will also be there in the coming years.

State government

Cities and towns across India