How to Become a Lawyer in India?

Becoming a lawyer in India requires a combination of academic qualifications and passing the bar exam. The process of becoming a lawyer typically takes several years to complete, and you will need to follow these specific steps:

Complete secondary education: To enroll in a law school in India, you must have completed your secondary education (12th) for admission to a law school.

Qualify for the entrance exam: To get into a law school, you must qualify for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) or any other entrance exam accepted by the law school.

Complete a law degree: You must complete a law degree programme that is recognised by the Bar Council of India. The most common degree programmes are a 3-year LLB programme or a 5-year integrated BA LLB programme.

Register with the Bar Council of India: After completing your law degree, you must register with the Bar Council of India. You will need to pass the All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which is a qualifying exam. You also need to meet other eligibility criteria to become a registered lawyer.

Gain work experience: After becoming a registered lawyer, you can start practicing law in India. Many lawyers start as junior associates in law firms or work as an apprentice under a senior lawyer. You can specialise in a particular legal field, such as corporate law, criminal law, family law, by pursuing additional education or gaining experience in that area.

Note that the process of becoming a lawyer in India can vary slightly based on the state you plan to practice in. It is important to check with the Bar Council of the state where you plan to practice to ensure that you are meeting all the necessary requirements.

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