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How To Become A Lawyer In India

Career As A Lawyer In India

So you want to become a lawyer?

That is interesting.

Courtroom scenes bewitch us all. These scenes, if depicted well, keep you glued to the T.V. You won’t miss a moment no matter what.

The intriguing questions put forth by witty lawyers. The clever repartees. The reactions that follow. The smart observations. The going into the details. The uncovering of truths that makes you go like Wow!

And when any such character is played by your favorite actor, it is icing on the cake.

Lawyers are some of the most frequently portrayed professionals on T.V. and movies. Maybe because we love to watch all the smartness and intelligence that goes into unveiling different mysteries and justifying the right.

Okay! Now let’s come back to the real world. And let’s see how this interesting profession goes here.

The occupation, though not as dramatic, is equally impressive in real life. Lawyers are slick, knowledgeable, and observant. And which is why, courtrooms witness the smartest (but a lot less dramatic than movies and T.V.) conversations.

The profession is ideal for anyone interested in Law, having good analytical skills, and a passion for working severely hard before reaching the top.

And for all those who are interested in making a career as a Lawyer, here is a video of Sachin Daga, who runs a Law company named Banthia & Co. and is a practicing lawyer at The Supreme Court of India and The Bombay High Court.

So, if you are interested in making a career in Law in India, this video will tell you how to become a Lawyer:

‘I want to become a Lawyer because I love suits.’

If you fall into this category, this authentic advice from a successful professional must have cleared the picture.

In case you missed something or cannot watch the entire video, here are the takeaway points:

  • “Law” as a career in India is among those that are barely affected by the economic ups and downs.
  • This job gives you a chance to serve the society.
  • If you learn all the right skills and are putting in the required efforts, it is among the most rewarding professions.
  • There are no specialization courses in Law. You can become a cybercrime lawyer, a criminal lawyer, a corporate lawyer, or a family lawyer with the same law degree.

So if you want to work in any particular area, there are only two things that matter: your interest and practical experience.

  • Sachin emphasizes that while pursuing a law degree, students must consider interning under a senior lawyer, a judge, or a legal clinicThis will attune them to the merits and difficulties of the profession. Students will make contacts and develop references, which will help them in securing clients and landing jobs in the future.

He also recommends some excellent books for law students:

For those who wish to set up their law firm, Sachin says, it is crucial to have these three skills:

  • Technical expertise as a lawyer
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Client Servicing Skills

Special Advice For School Students

  • According to Sachin, if you are sure about becoming a Lawyer, after 12th, you should opt for a five years integrated degree in Law.

That way, you will save one year. And at the end of 5 years, you will have two degrees: Bachelor’s degree and a degree in Law.

So if you want to pursue five years integrated Law degree, these are some of the options:

  1. B.A. L.L.B.
  2. B.Com. L.L.B.
  3. B.B.A. L.L.B.
  4. B.Sc. L.L.B.
  • If you still need some time to decide, go for a graduation in any stream. Sachin says, ‘Law is nothing but common sense.’

That means you do not need to opt any particular major in graduation to pursue an L.L.B. course. Use these three years to research and understand more about the profession. For this, talk to lawyers and law students. That’s the best way to gain some perspective about any profession.

So that was some valuable advice from an eminent lawyer. Hope it helps you in becoming a successful lawyer.

To become a successful lawyer, you will need to develop and hone some essential skills.

Skills Needed To Become A Lawyer

  • Communication Skills: Oral As Well As Written

These days, nifty communication skills are a need of every profession. They are even more important if you want to be a lawyer. And, here, communication skills include listening skills.

Lawyers have to comprehend the issues of their clients. Form opinions and put forth their arguments in front of judges and other lawyers. They have to prepare various sort of legal documents. For all this, developing effective communication skills is critical.

  • Analytical Skills

Analytical skills, in simple words, are the skills to analyze the available information and to form opinions and come up with sensible solutions.

Lawyers need to excel at these skills to make sense of all the case related information and read various cases and laws.

These skills can be blossomed by participating in debates and discussions, playing brain games, solving puzzles and logical reasoning problems, etc.

  • Entrepreneurial Skills

As most lawyers end up setting up their ow law companies, entrepreneurial skills are necessary to become successful.

Aspirant lawyers can develop and sharpen these skills during their training period. If they get to do their training from a reputed law company, they will get a lot to learn.

  • Public Speaking Skills

It goes without saying that lawyers need to excel at public speaking. They need to be confident and articulate while presenting their arguments in the courtroom.

Public speaking skills can be sharpened by participating in all sorts of formal or informal discussions, debates, moot court competitions, etc.

Apart from the above skills, lawyers need to stay updated with the latest happenings. They should also keep brushing up their technical knowledge as no profession is untouched from the effect of technology.

Pay Scale of Lawyers In India

Your income as a lawyer entirely depends on your ability and experience. While there are some, who strive to find cases, those at the top charge up to 5 lakhs per appearance.

So, if you have got the right passion, the sky is the limit for you.

Also, there are a lot of opportunities available for lawyers in the government sector.

Here Are Some of The Best Law Colleges In India:

  1. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Pune
  2. Campus Law Centre, Delhi University
  3. Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  4. Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
  5. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gujarat
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Chattisgarh
  7. ILS Law College, Pune
  8. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  9. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  10. Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune

Law has always been a preferred profession in India. However, like any other profession, it too has its downsides.

The competition in the field is fierce. In the initial years, you might have to struggle hard for work. The job involves high stress and long working hours.

But the long term rewards are all worth the patience and efforts. Besides, it is among those jobs that can actually bring out a change in the society and make a positive difference in people’s lives.

So if you really wanna be a lawyer, go ahead. Learn from the difficulties and relish the advantages afterwards. Good Luck 🙂

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