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Rs 120,805 - Rs 3,575,855  
   
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Rs 10,000  
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Rs 120,805 - Rs 3,575,855  
Country: India | Currency: INR | Updated: 10 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Entry-level attorneys are normally employed in larger law firms for work that must be performed by persons with legal training. As the most inexperienced lawyers at a firm, entry-level attorneys may not be asked to present a casein a courtroom. Instead, they generally assist more senior legal personnel with casework, research, writing, and information collecting. They typically work with partners to ensure the firm’s clients receive the best possible legal representation.

An entry level attorney generally needs basic computer skills, as he or she is expected to type summaries, interview and conversation transcriptions, and issue reports on research findings. The attorney is presented with specific case needs, performs research, and presents findings in writing to a senior associate or partner that is pertinent and useful.

The entry level attorney is also frequently a point of contact for a firm’s casework. He or she assists with interviews, subpoenas, and depositions, and works with paralegal personnel to transform this work into useful reportage for the presenting lawyer. As the lawyer with lowest seniority, the attorney may handle scheduling and incidentals (transportation, for instance) related to these interviews.

Entry-level attorneys must possessing a law degree from an accredited institution. To gain work, the attorney must have also passed the state bar examination for the locale in which he or she is seeking work. They generally work in an office environment and should also expect fairly long hours.
Entry-Level Attorney Tasks
  • Assist attorneys with gathering evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions.
  • Evaluate findings and work with upper level attorneys to develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
70%

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