How to Become a Lawyer in India

How can one be the best lawyer in India

Lawyers are everywhere, not just in India. All over the world Lawyers are available to put your legal issues (both criminal and civil cases) in front of the judge to decide the solution. A lot of companies or local people might need the help of a Lawyer anytime to deal with their problems and accept advice.

A Lawyer is a person who performs law and understands every concept and rules and regulation of the country. An Indian Lawyer will be an individual who will be aware of all the legal rules and matters of India.

How can you become a Lawyer in India?

If you are a candidate willing to become a Lawyer, you will have to join for LLB and pass the exam. You will be considered as a Lawyer only if you a pass the course from a recognized university under the Bar Council of India. The aspiring candidates can choose either to join LLB after 12th or graduation. You will have to do LLB for 5 years after passing your 12th boards. If you are a graduate, then you will only have to pursue LLB for 3 years.

Other eligibility criteria to join for 5 years LLB is that you should have 50% mark in the 12th final exam. The age for the candidates joining for this course should not be more than 20. While for 3 years LLB, there is no age limit and you should hold a degree with 50% marks. The candidates coming from SC/ST category will possess a concession regarding the percentage of marks.

Role of CLAT to become a Lawyer

There are almost 11 National Law Universities in India that conducts the entrance examination known as CLAT. Various other universities of Law conduct their own entrance test as per their rule and regulation. The CLAT – Common Law Admission Test will be conducted every year for the candidates who are looking forward to achieving an admission in one of the top Law Universities.

Opportunities for Lawyers

Lawyers can practice as a junior advocate and then take cases on their own. Many companies will require advocates as Legal Advisors. Lawyers can practice either civil or criminal cases and pursue their career in it. Moreover, many other vacancies are available for Lawyers in the Government Sector too.


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