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Career as a Lawyer in India

Career as a "Lawyer" or "Advocate"

An Advocate or Lawyer is the key professional in the legal system of any country. Advocates or lawyers are legal advisors and solution providers to legal issues that could range from disputes of property, marriages, divorce, criminal offences to even the rights of an individual etc.

A lawyer or advocate can either deal with individual clients, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative service, government agencies or corporate houses etc. With so many employment areas and options to choose from, the legal position of a Lawyer remains secure and safeguarded in the market.


1. Educational Qualification

To be eligible for becoming an Advocate or Lawyer one should be a graduate in any discipline.

For joining 3 years L.LB course being run by various universities and law colleges. or

10+2 for joining an integrated course of 5 years of BA. + L.LB.

How to become an Advocate?

To be An Advocate or Lawyer one has to follow the below-given steps:-

Step 1

To become an Advocate, one has to first possess a degree in L.LB. To get the L.LB degree the eligible candidate has to undertake an entrance test conducted by Law departments of various universities of India or the independent law schools/ Institutions. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) being one of the most sort after ways to get into law career. 

CLAT is conducted every year to admit students into 5 years integrated B.A. & L.LB Degree Course in top ten of the national law schools.

CLAT consists of questions from the topics such as:

1. Legal Aptitude
2. Logical Reasoning
3. English including Comprehension
4. General Knowledge/Current Affairs
5. Elementary Mathematics

Step 2

Once the degree in hand and after the successful completion of the course every graduate has to complete the mandatory internship as per the norms of the institutions.


As a last step to enter the profession as a practicing lawyer, one has to enroll himself/herself as an advocate in any of the State Bar Council regulated by the Advocates Act,1961. After that, they are allowed to enroll and practice in any court in any part of the country

Advocate Career Prospects

  1. After registering in any of the country’s Bar councils lawyers can adopt private practice to advise clients on their legal rights.
  2. They can work for the Government, both Central and State, or local authorities.
  3. Get themselves employed by business houses to aid, advice and represent their legal interests in the courts of Law.

Advocates Salary In India -

Job Title Range Average
Legal Assistant ₹118k - ₹263k (Estimated *) ₹183,806
Office Administrator ₹61k - ₹289k (Estimated *) ₹132,802
Typist ₹82k - ₹459k (Estimated *) ₹187,517


Source- https://www.payscale.com/