Legal Assistant

Law Assistant

Minimum ?Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Minimum 1?5 years of experience in a relevant field

The tasks a Legal Assistant is expected to perform include:

Assisting Solicitors and Advocates in their work by collecting documents from clients or organizations in which they are employed

Studying details of cases, preparing briefs, supplying relevant decisions or similar cases and laws connected, etc. in support of pleadings

Interviewing clients, discussing case history and collecting documents pertaining to the case, if any

Examining witnesses and discussing the case with a senior (Solicitor or Advocate)

Studying relevant case laws, preparing briefs for pleading as instructed and filing the case in court

Assisting the Advocate in preparing witnesses for evidence and cross examination

Accompanying the Advocate to courts and performing other legal duties as instructed

Visiting spots occurrence or disputes to ascertain additional facts

Skilled in general investigation

Ability to solve problems at hand

Proficient in symptomatic reading

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

Skilled in studying the cases and preparing witnesses

Skilled in preparing briefs and drafting other legal documents

Will be updated

Good communication and interpersonal skills




Attention to detail

Focused and persistent

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Both Legs (BL) and Both Eyes with Low Vision (BLV)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

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

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of 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. Persons holding law degrees or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in the private as well as public sector. Therefore, those with a career as a Legal Assistant have a bright future and the opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Private corporates

Legal firms


Cities and towns across India