Prothonotary and Senior Master
Registrar (Original Side High Court)
Minimum Any Graduate
The tasks a Prothonotary and Senior Master is expected to perform include:
Controlling all offices of the Original Side of the High Court
Ensuring proper filing of cases and appeals from the Original Side of the High Court
Scrutinising applications such as consent orders for adjournment, issue of writs, issue of certified copies, etc.
Exercising judicial powers delegated to him/her, such as issuing interlocutory orders in suit matters, entertaining of applications under Company Law, issuing Pauper-petitions, appointing of guardian ad-litum of minors and lunatics, settling index of Appeal Paper Books, etc.
Attending to important/general correspondence of the office and allotting work to subordinates
Supervising accounts matters, sealing and keeping of records of the Original Side of the High Court
Examining titles of properties before sale, submission of report to court, etc.
In-depth knowledge of legal matters
Skilled in examining the authenticity of the documents
Knowledge of issuing consent orders, summons, writs, etc.
Ability to keep records of all the proceedings
Skilled in assisting the judicial panel in scrutinising applications
Skilled in report writing
Good communication skills
It is a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs is not available
Work from home option is not available
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 like stiff back, joint pain and irritation in the eyes, if not taken care of
For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
The 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.
The legal profession is a fast growing profession. In these days of globalization and liberalization, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases arising out of international trade and as a result of the growing importance of the WTO. Persons holding law degrees or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in the private as well as public sector. Therefore, those who have a career as a Prothonotary and Senior Master have a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.
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