Legal Attorney

Attorney at Law

Minimum Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Not required

The tasks an Attorney at Law is expected to perform include:

Giving advice in legal matters

Preparing case for Advocates for conducting it on behalf of the client

Filing legal proceedings in Court of Law

Receiving instructions from clients and obtaining all the necessary details from them

Studying the documents or papers involved in the case

Interviewing the witnesses in the best way possible

Gathering full information and preparing cases

Filing case in the court

Securing the writ of summons and obtaining court order permitting him/her to inspect and examining relevant documents

Collecting testimony of witnesses

Preparing brief for hearing before Judge

Discussing the case with Advocate concerned with the particular case

Submitting brief of the case to the Advocate and advising the Advocate

Attending the court and assisting the Advocate in presenting case before the Judge

Functioning as Notary Public if so appointed by the Government

Appearing in the court on behalf of the client

Ability to manage large volume of information

Ability to think of unique solutions to problems

Skilled in preparing legal strategies

Skilled in performing extensive 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 constitutional laws and studying the cases accordingly

Skilled in drafting papers according to regulations

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal 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 pain, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 5,000 per month to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Legal Sector 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. 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 Attorney at Law is there in the present and will also be there in the coming years.


Legal firms


Cities and towns across India