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Advocate

Aliases: Lawyer, Pleader, Bar-at-Law

Industry/Sector(s): Legal Activities


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks an Advocate is expected to perform include:
  • Giving advice on legal matters
  • Filing for legal proceedings in Court of Law
  • Pleading and acting on behalf of client in court, income tax office, sales tax office, municipal office, tribunals, etc. on payment of fees
  • Studying the facts and available documents pertaining to the case
  • Deciding the line of action to be taken up in the case
  • Advising the client to procure evidence, further documents, etc. in support of case
  • Studying social customs and relevant acts, rules, rulings and precedents of courts of similar nature
  • Examining the witnesses in chamber and gathering full information regarding the case and preparing brief
  • Preparing and filing the plaint, complaint, written statement, affidavits, etc. on behalf of client or defends accused in the court of law
  • Examining and cross-examining the witnesses of both sides in court
  • Submitting exhibits in support of the case
  • Advising the party regarding course to be followed from time to time
  • Arguing the case for the client
  • Performing the conveyancing work such as preparing notices, bonds, wills and agreements for clients
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will supervise a team of Law Interns
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • 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
  • 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 1

Law Intern → Advocate → Senior Advocate

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • For freshers - ₹ 5,000 per month to ₹ 50,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 6

Minimum experience of 7 to 12 years in the relevant field

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Self-employed
  • Legal firms
  • Private companies
KEYWORDS 
  • Advocate 
  • Lawyer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2611.0900 Advocate
ISCO 2008 2611 Lawyers
NIC 2008 69100 Legal activities
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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