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Advocate General

Aliases: Advocate of State Government

Industry/Sector(s): Legal Activities


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks an Advocate General is expected to perform include:
  • Advising the government in legal matters referred to him, including proposed legislation
  • Representing the government in suits and proceedings, in original and appellate side of High Court
  • Appearing on behalf of Government before High Court, Special Bench in Supreme Court or any other court, as required
  • Advising the Government on legal matters and the proposed legislation 
  • Performing other duties of legal character as assigned to him from time to time
  • Attending meetings of Legislature or Legislative Council and Committees, as required
  • Giving opinion in matters referred to him by Legal Remembrancer, Government Advocate, Public Prosecutor and Heads of Secretariat Department
  • Advising the Government Pleader in conducting criminal cases 
  • Acting as leading counsel, if directed by the Government
  • Appearing in private cases to which Government is not a party
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will supervise a team of Law Interns
  • Local travelling is necessary
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court
  • Shift system is not available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – Bachelor of Law (LLB)

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to manage large volume of information
  • Ability to think of unique solutions to problems 
  • Skilled in preparing legal strategies 
  • Skilled in performing extensive amount of research
  • Ability to comprehend pertinent information
  • Skilled in making reasonable judgments and assumptions based on information presented
  • In-depth knowledge of national and local laws, rights and duties
  • Proficient in symptomatic reading
  • Skilled in interpreting the constitutional laws and studying the cases accordingly 
  • Skilled in drafting papers according to regulations
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 4

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

Government and private institutes across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://mhrd.gov.in/scholarships-education-loan-0

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://lkouniv.ac.in/oldsite/department/law/syllabus/llb_syl.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 6

Senior Lawyer → Advocate General → Second Additional Solicitor General → Additional Solicitor General → Solicitor General of India → Attorney General of India

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • For candidates with experience - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 50,000 per month plus allowances
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 7

Minimum – Advocate of a High Court for at least 10 yrs

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

State government

KEYWORDS 

Advocate General 

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2611.0300 Advocate General
ISCO 2008 2611 Lawyers
NIC 2008 88230; 69100 Public order and safety activities; Legal activities
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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