how to become a lawyer in india ?


How to become a lawyer?

Career as a lawyer is demanding now a days more and more people are choosing career as lawyer.there are many opportunities in this law field. Legal Sector is most demanding sector in current time.

There are many more opportunities in environment law, cyber law, company law and business law.

A lawyer can handle all sorts of legal matters from drafting wills to patent claims to defending people against criminal charges. Qualified lawyers have to attend law school and pass a bar exam in order to practice law. Lawyer, of course, means one who practices the law. “Law” itself comes from the Old Norse root word lag, which means something laid down or fixed. A lawyer or advocate can either deal with individual clients, law agencies, law firms, litigatio, administrative service, government agencies or corporate houses etc. With so many employment areas and options to choose from, the legal position of a Lawyer remains secure and safeguarded in the market.

Step to become a lawyer.

Pass 12th class with minimum 45%.

Take a entrance exam

Clat exam 

LSAT test

Or other state exam

Earn bachelor degree (LLB)

enrolled as an advocate in the roll of Bar Council 

Choose your specialization for LLM ( criminal law, cyber law, environment law, business law, civil law etc.)

Do an internship

Earn master degree(LLM) or Pgdm 

Gain some experience as a lawyer 

Start a business

Minimum Education

Candidates must have qualified at least a 5 years long LLB or a 3 years long LLB.

Students with an LLM degree are also eligible to be a Lawyer.

Candidates with just diploma or certificate courses can not be a Lawyer.

Skills required

Good Communication Skills

Good listener

Persuasion Skills

Analytical Skills

Problem Solving

Eye to Details

Quick Responsiveness

Good Debating Skills

Critical Thinking

If you choose to be a lawyer then you must be a hard worker with dedication. Learn the processing steps to become a lawyer.


Bachelor degree LLB( 3 or 5 years)

MBA in business law 

LLM specialization

Criminal law

Cyber law

Civil law 

Environment law

Tax law

Diploma in criminal law

Diploma in cyber law

Diploma in taxation

Diploma in environment law

Pgdm in banking law

Pgdm in cyber law 

Pgdm in criminal law 

Pgdm in taxation

Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate Law (PGDCL)

Some of the short term law courses are

Certificate Course in Consumer Awareness

Certificate Course in Women and Law

Diploma in Labour Laws (DLL)

Diploma in Taxation Laws (DTL)

Post Graduate Diploma in Consumer Awareness

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Laws

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Management

Employment areas

Lawyers can find a variety of employment opportunities in different sectors. Some of the top sectors that hire lawyers or legal advisors are provided below.

Corporate businesses


Engineering firms

Information Technology companies

Finance companies

Consulting Firms

Universities and Colleges


In general, on average, a lawyer in India earns between 3 to 5 Lakhs. Depending on the specializations and experience the salary of the lawyer varies and the survey says that there are advocates who charge from 5 Lakhs to 1 Crore for one court appearance.

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