Abhilash

What are the necessary skills required to become a Lawyer?

I am in urgent need of this answer

by Abhilash
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What are the necessary skills required to become a Lawyer?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hello My Dear Law Aspirant,


I am glad that you came up with your query to a perfect forum of CareerGuide.com. I am sure that the experts here will be able to clarify you in the best possible way.

I am an Educationist and have been counselling many students from diverse areas like law / finance / banking / commerce / management / engineering, etc for more than seven years now. I am also an author and also into teaching for some years now.

Reading your query, till now many students have asked me about the field of law and how to get into it with what educational qualifications etc. but your query is really different since it speaks about the 'skills' required to become a lawyer. Here I would take it as a 'good lawyer'. I there fore compliment you for raising this query.

Educational qualifications:

I take it granted that you already know the educational qualifications that are required to become a lawyer. Still in one sentence I would tell that LLB from a recognised college affiliated to a University and the college approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Skills to become a Lawyer:

Lawyer as you may be knowing that is a professional highly into a public domain of work and involves lots of people. Also the work involves numerous paper work.
Lawyers in India are actually over burdened with cases from people and corporates and there fore they need many assistants to help them prepare the background work and investigation.
Further since the legal complications are also very high level, they are also required to remain updated about latest amendments to the laws.

Based on the above below are the necessary skills which are required to become a 'good lawyer':

  • Very good listening skills
  • Very good grasping skills
  • Very good organisation skills
  • Very good discipline
  • Very good flexibility in terms of work hours
  • Very good people skills
  • Very good level of patience
  • Very good level of communication
  • Very good drafting skills
  • Very good oratary
  • Very good Analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Logical reasoning
  • Persuasiveness
  • Sound judgement

The above skills are regarded as the must have skills for a lawyer / advocate.

Apart from the above skills in terms of their work, as a person also they need to be very polite, helpful and above all should have the humanity and sympathy towards a genuine case and persons.

Best Luck

In order to post replies to the question: "What are the necessary skills required to become a Lawyer?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

Good Evening ma'am! I am studying in 12th standard and I have Humanities. I am interested in doing something in Psychology but I don't have it in my +2. Still can I go for it? And please tell me about it's scope in India.

Hello Rupal,  Yes you can still opt for Psychology. Some University ask you to appear for a paper in Psychology to see your understanding of the .. read more

Sir I want to become a doctor but I don't know about the steps to become a doctor

Hello Aashish,  Simply after 10th, opt for PCB. Then after 12th you would have to appear for NEET, common medical entrance exam. Please note ther .. read more

i have completed my bba finance and i am persuing my correspondence mba finance but i can't find a job what can i do

Hello Nitish,  You are pursuing a correspondence MBA but have no job. How will you put your knowlege to the work area?. Anyways hope you are not .. read more

career in arts stream

Hello Aman,  Though I am listing down few options before you select any read thoroughly on.the career in terms of skills requirement, future job .. read more
Most Popular

I have passed 12th with 74% mark. I have choice to join BTech or BSc physics. kindly suggest me what should I choose out of the 2. i am flexible with my career profile as an engineer or as a lecturer.

Hi Rashmi, First of congratulations on your percentage, you have done well. And thank you for sharing your concern with other community members, who w .. read more

What is the procedure to join Merchant Navy

just go to vchelps.tk now. it will definitely help u. be happy .. read more

What is the procedure to join Indian Navy after class 12th

just go to vchelps.tk now. it will definitely help u bro. be happy .. read more

I am a commerce graduate and confused between various options like cfa, mba, and job. What should I choose?

Hi Kirti  As I understood.. You have already secured a job and if thats with EY then thats great.You should consider a few things before taking a .. read more