News By/Courtesy: Arya A. Kudchadker | 15 Nov 2020 13:55pm IST

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Law as a Career

After passing the twelfth, students also have the option to pursue a career in law. The legal profession has become quite popular among the youth in the last few years. Despite being full of challenges, this profession is a lucrative career option. The role of lawyers has become extremely important among the complexities of the law and expanding society. Their importance increases, even more, when society is increasingly aware of legal procedures and rights. Almost every day there is some new invention or technological development, due to this, from time to time, the government needs to make new laws or amend the existing laws. As a result, it becomes necessary for those seeking new legal laws to seek professional legal advice. Due to this also the demand for lawyers i.e. lawyer has increased manifold.

These law professionals play the role of counsel and advisor for their clients. In civil (criminal) or criminal (criminal) cases, they favor the plaintiff (Complaint) or the defendant (Defendant) in the respective courts. He files a lawsuit on behalf of his client in court and also argues in his favor. He also explains the legal conditions for a particular case. As an adviser or solicitor, he advises his client what law will apply to the facts related to his (client's) case. On reaching the case in court, the solicitors also give the necessary advice to the lawyer advocating the related case.

In the initial stages after studying law, one has to work with a lawyer as a junior assistant. During this time, filing, research, taking dates from the courts, participating in court proceedings with the employing lawyer, and drafting the case (preparing the trial papers), etc. have to be done. After understanding these basic things related to advocacy, work as a lawyer can be started independently.

For this, one can work as a junior in a solicitor firm during articleship or studies. Here too, juniors have to do everyday work (eg reading the case, filing suits and preparing notices, etc.) associated with the advocacy profession. During this time, juniors get an opportunity to understand the matters related to various laws (Labor, Taxation and Industrial Law, etc.) under the guidance of their superiors. After a few years of experience, juniors become as skilled as their superiors. He can then become a solicitor in any solicitor firm.

At present, there is a lot of potential for law graduates. In addition to practicing in a court as an advocate, he can also work for a corporate firm. Similarly, one can also make a judge by passing the Judicial Service Examination conducted by the Public Service Commission of the states. There is also an opportunity to become a Solicitor General or Public Prosecutor with long experience of advocacy. Due to this experience, it is possible to get work in government departments and ministries as well. Not only this, but a lawyer can also work as a legal adviser or legal council in a firm or organization. Apart from this, they also have the option to work in legal consultancy firms related to tax, excise, patent, labor, and environmental law, etc. He can also serve as a trustee for various trusts and as a legal reporter in print or electronic media organizations. Law professionals have many career options in addition to becoming a lawyer. He can teach in law colleges and schools by becoming a lecturer or assistant professor. Not only this, he can also get into politics, because he has contact with a lot of people in connection with work. LLM and Ph.D. can also be done after LLB for higher studies.

 

This Article Does Not Intend To Hurt The Sentiments Of Any Individual Community, Sect, Or Religion Etcetera. This Article Is Based Purely On The Authors Personal Views And Opinions In The Exercise Of The Fundamental Right Guaranteed Under Article 19(1)(A) And Other Related Laws Being Force In India, For The Time Being. 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 15 Nov 2020 18:18pm IST


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