Pay and Remuneration
There is a lot of variation in the pay packets of lawyers. For a lawyer who gets associated with a senior lawyer and starts practicing in the court can get a salary of Rs.25000 to abour Rs.40000 The amount will depend on the firm or the lawyer one is associated with. There is also an option to work with a legal process outsourcing firm and the salary will vary from Rs. 20000 to Rs. 50000 initially. Once successful, the legal profession is a very highly paid one but the salary depends on the popularity, experience, calibre and success of the lawyer. A very important factor that determines the salary in the initial years is the college from which one has graduated.
Law as a career holds a lot of promise. Some of the fast developing areas of specialisation are genetic law, cyber law, corporate law and human rights. A career in any of these fields comes with the right law degree and right amount of marketing. Another option available is to choose the State Judicial Services and start a career as a Judicial magistrate or a civil judge and move up the ladder. Apart from becoming a judge in the court, one can also work with the corporates, business houses, nationalised banks, defence services etc.
Some of the famous people who were lawyers are Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Clinton, Franz Kafka, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Abraham Lincoln. Apart from them , a lot of politicians copme from the profession of law.
In India, quite a few of central ministers and politicians of opposition parties are lawyers by profession, like Mr.Kapil Sibbal, Mr.Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mr.Arun jaitley etc. Even the current US President, Mr.Barack Obama is also a lawyer.
A Day in Life
The day can vary from lawyer to lawyer depending on the nature of work. A day on an average for a corporate lawyer is as follows
8.00 am: Start taking phone calls, checks e-mails from clients
9 am: Write letters/mails
10.00 am: Work at office begins
10.30 am onwards: Meetings, hearings and discussions.
1.30 pm: Hurried lunch
2.30 pm: Work continues
5 pm: Drafting, preparation of various documents etc.
9 pm: Drafting work continues
10 pm: Bound for home
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