Minimum Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Minimum experience of 7 to 12 years in the relevant field

The tasks an Advocate is expected to perform include:

Giving advice on legal matters

Filing for legal proceedings in Court of Law

Pleading and acting on behalf of client in court, income tax office, sales tax office, municipal office, tribunals, etc. on payment of fees

Studying the facts and available documents pertaining to the case

Deciding the line of action to be taken up in the case

Advising the client to procure evidence, further documents, etc. in support of case

Studying social customs and relevant acts, rules, rulings and precedents of courts of similar nature

Examining the witnesses in chamber and gathering full information regarding the case and preparing brief

Preparing and filing the plaint, complaint, written statement, affidavits, etc. on behalf of client or defends accused in the court of law

Examining and cross-examining the witnesses of both sides in court

Submitting exhibits in support of the case

Advising the party regarding course to be followed from time to time

Arguing the case for the client

Performing the conveyancing work such as preparing notices, bonds, wills and agreements for clients

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

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 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 a part of this job role

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 freshers - INR 5,000 per month to INR 50,000 per month

(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. 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 is there in the present and will also be there in the coming years.


Legal firms

Private companies

Cities and towns across India