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What are the career options for law graduates

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Corporate Counsel- They play a significant role in providing advice regarding the working and
transactionsof a company. On behalf of the company or itssubsidiaries, they undertake legal services such as drafting , vetting , networking and negotiating contracts and resolving legal disputes, just to mentiona few Law graduates prefer to work as corporate counsel as the terms are lucrative unlike in litigation firms.

Government Service- Persons possessing requisite qualifications are recruited for Indian Legal Service against various posts. Legal ad visor in department of legal affairs and legislative counsel in legislative department. These officers can reach the level of secretary to the Government of India with the passage of time according to their suitability.

Fresh law graduates are appointed against non-gazetted posts generally equivalent to the post of assistant in the secretariat such as legal assistants, legal/ judicial translators etc.

They are also recruited as commissioned officers in the legal branches of the Indian army, navy and air force. They conduct courts of inquiry and court martial of erring service personnel as per law

Judiciary - In the judiciary , the lowest judicial cadre post of magistrate / munsiff or sub judge are filled up by recruitment through public service commissions or otherwise under the supervision of the high court. A magistrate presides over criminal court and a munsiff sub judge deals with civil cases


Legal process outsourcing- in legal process outsourcing vendors or in house departments of organizations outsource legal work from off-shore areas where it is costly to perform .

litigation law firms- litigation law forms specialization in offering litigation solutions to their clients. The case may vary in nature but a good litigation firm will accept all cases and represent clients in courts. The flip side is that litigation does not pay lawyers as well as it does for corporate counsel.

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