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Career and Scopes available after LLM


Career and Scopes available after LLM

Last updated: 20 Aug 2020

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There are a good number of opportunities available after the completion of LLM. The present article tries to discuss more in-depth about the available job roles for the LLM students after the completion of their post graduate degree.

Senior Advocate

The senior advocates are responsible to fight for their clients in the courts for the litigations and their legal problems and try to convince the court to support their clients. They submit arguments on behalf of the clients to the court with supporting documents.

Role of a Senior Advocate

Senior Advocates are specialists in advocacy and represent individuals’ organisations in court. They are independent sources of legal advice and can advise clients on their case. Generally, they are hired by solicitors and clients to represent a case in court before the judge.

Responsibilities of a Senior Advocate

As a Senior advocate one is responsible to:

  • Take instruction from clients and their solicitors
  • Understand and interpret the law
  • Master and manage legal briefs
  • Undertake legal research into relevant points of law
  • Write opinions and advice solicitors and other professionals
  • Prepare cases for court, including holding client conferences and preparing legal arguments’
  • Advice clients on matters of law and evidence and the strength of their case
  • Represent clients in court
  • Present arguments in court
  • Examine and cross-examine witnesses
  • Sum up reasons why the court should support the client’s case
  • Draft legal documents
  • Negotiate settlements

Earning Potential

The fresh LLM professionals as senior advocates will be earning around 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 15 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum.

Junior Advocate

The junior advocates basically work under senior advocates in the law firms and consultancies and will be representing cases on behalf of them in certain cases in the courts.

Role of a Junior Advocate

As a Junior advocate, one is responsible for running the administration of the law firms. The role of the junior advocate is integral to the success of a set of chambers, both as a legal practice and as a business.

Responsibilities of a Junior Advocate

As a junior advocate one is needed to:

  • Manage the dairy and legal practice, including all activities relating to the senior advocates getting to and from court
  • Ensure senior advocates fees are created and collected for their work
  • Market and develop the business to maintain the supply of work
  • Be aware of compliance matters as these are the standards and accreditation to which chambers have to adhere
  • Deliver urgent documents to other chambers
  • Male travel and accommodation arrangements to senior advocates
  • Carry out general administrative duties

Earning Potential

The fresh LLM professionals as junior advocates will be earning around 4 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum.

Solicitor

As a Solicitor one will provide expert legal support and advice on a range of personal and commercial issues.

Role of the Solicitor

Solicitors take instructions from clients and advice on necessary courses of legal action. Clients can be individuals, groups, public sector organisations, private companies.

Responsibilities of a Solicitor

As a Solicitor one is needed to:

  • Meet and interview clients to establish the firm’s susceptibility to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the firm’s specialisation and likely cost
  • Take client’s instructions
  • Advice a client on the law and legal issues relating to their case
  • Draft documents, letters and contract tailored to the client’s individual needs
  • Negotiate with clients and other professional to secure agreed objectives
  • Research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure
  • Supervise the implementation of agreements
  • Coordinate the work of all parties involved
  • Correspond with clients and opposing solicitors
  • Act on behalf of clients in disputes and represent them in court
  • Instruct barristers or specialist advocates to appear in court for the client in complex dispute
  • Prepare papers for court
  • Work in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department
  • Supervise and delegate work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries and appropriate
  • Arrange and attend further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalize documentation.

Earning Potential

The fresh LLM professionals as Solicitors will be earning around 4 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum.

In Conclusion

The demand for LLM graduates has increased in recent years and this trend continues to increase in future. The above-mentioned job roles are some of the important ones in this sector. The LLM students are considered as knowledgeable individuals and are highly respected in the society.

The students who are interested and passionate about law can join the LLM course to have a detailed understanding of the nation’s justice system. The LLM students are also paid well and also experience excellent career growth in the field.

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