Legal profession is the growing and lucrative professions all over the world. Law as a profession is in great demand these days. Due to the changing social and economic circumstances , increasing awareness for one’s rights there is a rising demand for the lawyers. In our daily life in one way or other we may come across situations where legal advice is required.

From Mahatma Gandhi to Barrack Obama, the list of luminaries who have used this profession as a stepping stone to greatness runs long and wide. Gone are the days when black robes and courtrooms where the bread and butter of lawyers. From swanky corporate offices to jobs in movies and the media, lawyers have moved many moons away from the conventional and now live very much in the real world.

What do you do ?

  • Legal professionals  analyse and interpret law properly.
  • Lawyers counsel clients about their legal rights and suggest course of action in a particular matter.
  • They also advise clients and draw up legal documents, such as wills and contracts and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings.

Skills Required

Success in this profession is not based on marks one obtain in the exam, but it is very much related to personal qualities and skills. One must have

  • good oral and written communication skills,
  • logical reasoning,
  • power of concentration,
  • patience,
  • good memory to relate and quote past cases to prove your point,
  • self confidence,
  • courage to deal with threats especially in criminal cases etc.
  • A good library and a fair amount of reading is also important.

Miscallaneous Things

A lawyer can find employment in/as

  • Various courts of law as judicial officers ,
  • Government service both Central and State government as law officers,
  • Teachers,
  • Legal advisors to individuals , various companies, business houses, organisations etc.
  • Private practice, advocates, solicitors etc.