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How to rest your case well? Do you have the gift of the gab? Ever thought of how to become a lawyer? Gift of gab: ability to speak fluently and confidently in front of others!

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Well, the typical students who win debate competitions and speak unnecessarily at all times are the ones among whom you’d most likely find a potential lawyer.

They speak relentlessly, don’t they? Do you too? Well, they mostly don’t wait to bump into a weblog telling them what to do. They are usually very proactive people knowing exactly what to do almost always!


Anyhoo..this post shall take you through the many depths that you usually have to visit while figuring out how to become a lawyer.


How to Become a Lawyer After 12th?

That’s easy.

Follow these steps:

  1. You can do a 5-year integrated Law course (B.A. LLB/B.Com LLB/B.Sc LLB/BBA LLB)
  2. After a 5-year graduation, you can spice it up with an LLM with a specialization.
  3. You can also try out a 3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline after class 12th and then go for 3-year LLB course followed by a 2-year LLM course.

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How to Become a Lawyer in India?

Well, this basically entails from the earlier section. Just to sum it up:

You must do an undergraduate degree in Law, either a 5-year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc./B.B.A. LL.B. program or a 3-year LL.B. program (3-year LL.B. can be done after another 3-year graduation degree).

After graduation:

Through professional experience you can become a specialised Lawyer in a given field.

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you may opt to study for a Post Graduate degree in Law with a specialisation after your LLB.

In any case,

After your graduation, to practice law in India, you have to register yourself with any State Bar Council and then qualify in the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the Bar Council of India.

How to Become a Corporate Lawyer?

After your Class 10 and Class 11-12 you have to clear CLAT (Common Law Aptitude Test) and you can join an integrated 5 years’ course of

  • B.A. LL.B.
  • B.Com. LL.B.
  • B.Sc. LL.B.
  • B.B.A. LL.B. from any law school

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After your graduation, to practice law in India, you have to register yourself with a State Bar Council and then qualify in the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the Bar Council of India.

Then you can do a LL.M. with a specialisation in a field of Corporate Law/Business Law/Commercial Law.

How to Become a Criminal Lawyer?

You must do an undergraduate degree in Law, either a 5-year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc./B.B.A. LL.B. program or a 3-year LL.B. program (3-year LL.B. can be done after another 3-year graduation degree).

You must pursue a master’s in law by choosing Criminal Law as your specialization.

See basically, after graduation you may also work alongside an established Criminal Lawyer and assist him for years and then take charge and set up your own practice and then challenge him professionally! However, doing a Master’s is a much sobre way of dealing with things here.

After graduation you must start by getting registered with a State Bar Council and clear the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) after getting a Law degree.

In case you wish to become a professor/lecturer, you can go for further studies like a doctoral degree.

What are the jobs out there for a Lawyer?

After you graduate, you can get a job with:

  • Work as a Junior to a senior practicing lawyer, helping him preparing case files, research, presentation, filing cases in courts, etc.
  • As a Junior Solicitor or similar position in a law firm or a Solicitor’s firm (there is no difference as such).
  • Assist senior lawyers in a management consulting or financial consulting firm which have legal practices.
  • Be recruited in these departments as a Junior Lawyer in many corporate and other organisations have legal departments.
  • You may join defence forces and governments in legal functions or departments.

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Alternatively, you may choose to practice independently too or on behalf of a firm, company or other organisations, after registering with any State Bar Council and then appear and qualify in the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the Bar Council of India.

We advise to set up independent practice only after having 8-10 years of experience under a senior lawyer or with a firm.

Work environment of a Lawyer

As if you haven’t seen in the movies.

But of course, they are over/under represented sometimes and also unnecessarily colourful!

You will work full time and sometimes more than 40 hours per week, although those who work in large firms often work additional hours as they have to conduct research work & travel a lot along with preparing and reviewing the documents.

A lawyer mostly works in offices but sometimes they have to travel. The work of a corporate lawyer is very hectic as they work under pressure to meet the targets and deadlines.

What’s cooking on your mind?

Phew! So that was way too long and seriously if you’re bored or yawning, you must not take this weird passion of yours to be a Lawyer, seriously.

No wait, I am serious. If you found this article long then, pal, you are in for the wrong option. Choose wisely. Law may not be the best place for you.

Still wondering how to become a lawyer? Well, then you better get in touch with our experts who can guide you specifically after assessing your troubles. They need to peek into that mind of yours to find what’s cooking and suggest the best possible option.

iDreamCareer always believes in helping young minds discover their true mettle. We try to help young confused minds from 9th class10th classclass 11class 12 with an aim to select their most-suited career choices.

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