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Career in Law: Power, Respect and Position

The transgression of technology and development in all fronts of life have given birth to many new employment and career opportunities. Still, law is among one of the world’s oldest professional courses which is thriving. Career in law is considered to be one of the most respectable and noble profession. The Legal field has not lost its charms through the ages. In fact, it has once again occupied the driving seat when it comes to choosing a professional course.

The following are some of the available career options and opportunities which can be availed by the person who successfully completes the legal education of 3 years LLB after Graduation or 5 years BA LLB after 12th Standard:

  • Private Practitioner:

The burden of making the ideas of justice and equality evident in the society lies on the shoulder of Lawyers. The private practice gives ample of opportunity to the Law graduates to explore not only the traditional areas of civil and criminal litigation but even in the fields of arbitration, Insolvency, Intellectual Property Law, Information technology, Cyber Crimes etc. The desire of serving the society can be best carried out by this career option with 3 years LLB after Graduation or 5 years BA LLB after 12th. The career option also promises handsome remunerations.

  • Judicial officer:

Being evident of the number of pending cases in the Indian Courts a noble step taken by the Government was to abate with the requirement of three years’ court practice in order to be eligible for becoming a Judge. The elimination of this mandatory pre-requisite has in turn made even a fresh Law graduate and post graduate in Law eligible to become a judge after successfully completing the selection procedure of various State Public Service Commission and of High courts in certain cases. Thus, you can become a judge with 3 years LLB after Graduation or 5 years BA LLB after 12th.

  • In-house – Counsel

Due to the modern trend of business world, contract drafting is a flourishing all over in almost each and every industry. Now a days almost each and every Company requires an In-house Legal Counsel who can readily draft their agreements, contracts, Memorandum of Understanding, Petitions, Replies to legal notices etc. The job profile of an In- house Counsel is very challenging and demands a lot of hard work but at the same time the handsome monetary benefits is making it a hot cake profession amongst the available career options.

  • Legal Advisor with NGO

In the modern welfare state, the Non-Government organizations are playing a pivotal role in bringing the burning issues to the courts by filing the various public interest Litigation (PIL). The role and responsibilities of NGO’s have increased manifold and now they are equally keeping a track of law and order in the society and addressing the problems of the masses to judiciary at proper forum through proper mechanism. Due to the extended role of NGO’s the Career prospects of Lawyers have also increased by leaps and bounds. A large number of NGO’s keep their legal department equipped with Lawyers who are there to advise them on complex legal and social issues and provide the best possible protection to the victims within the ambit of our legal Framework.

  • Law Researcher/ Law Trainee

A law graduate with a good flair for research is best suited for this job. The different High Courts and the Supreme Court of India recruit bright Law Researchers in order to assist the Hon’ble Judges in Judgment writing, case briefing, case analysis etc. The remuneration which this distinguished career in law provides is attractive. Moreover, the experience gained by working under the Hon’ble Judges always enhances the profile of individuals as it provides in depth knowledge.

  • Legal Advisor in Corporate Firms

The modern corporate houses have to go through rigorous provisions of Law in order to do their business smoothly. They induct a large number of Lawyers who are entrusted with different legal   responsibilities. The legal issues of such corporate house are dealt extensively with the Lawyers by providing the corporate houses the best possible legal solution.

  • City Gas Distribution (CGD) Companies

With the passage of time the role of private players in the CNG industry is increasing and many new private players are emerging in this field. The “Go Green “initiative of the Government of India is being implemented by supporting the private players in the field of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). There are plethora of rules and regulations, compliances, Acts which are to be taken care in the field of CNG Industry. The apex body governing the industry is Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).  The Legal complexities involved in the business of CNG has paved way for Legal Advisors   who are entrusted with all the legal issues involved in CNG Industry.

  • Government Pleaders and Assisting Counsels

The central Government and Government of each state appoints in its panel the various practicing advocates to represent them in court litigation. The Government Pleaders and assisting counsels are selected from amongst the practicing advocates and are there to handle the legal issues pertaining to the government which arises in their dealing with public.

  • Research Associate at various Board constituted by Government

The law degree also gives the opportunity of serving as research associate at various board like Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, Pollution board, various tribunals and forums. The legal professional is expected to do an extensive research on existing and proposed policies of the Government.

  • Academicians in Legal Field

The scholars in Law or those who have an academic blend can enter into the academic world after pursuing post -graduation in Law. The minimum requirement for being Assistant Professor in Law is post graduate degree in Law and the candidate must have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) in Law. The contribution of academicians becomes of utmost important when it comes to policy drafting, reviewing the existing rules and regulations, helping the Hon’ble courts in analyzing any impugned provision of existing law and in proposing the subsequent amendments in them.

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