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Public Interest Lawyer




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Public Interest Lawyers specialized in public interest law offers a wide variety of services to those who would otherwise not afford legal representation. They also work with groups that campaign for a specific cause. They offer legal advice, draw up legal papers, contracts and wills, and represent their clients in court proceedings. Their wages are typically compensated by non-profit organizations or by governments.

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Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • BA LLB/ BCom LLB/ Bsc LLB

  • LLM

What you need to get started

  • A government lawyer must have some work experience in the form of internships

  • Internships under government agencies in similar roles while completing their degree, would assist in getting better job opportunities.

Soft Skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Calm demeanor

  • Fine paced

  • Conceptual Clarity

  • Strong Work Ethics

  • Eloquence

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Detail Oriented

  • Negotiation

Technical Skills

  • Advocacy Skills

  • Abreast with the current procedures

  •  Proofreading skills

  • Well informed on Government Regulations

  • Legal Codes

  • Litigation and transaction skills

  • Clear and concise writing and drafting skills


  • 'Government Lawyers: The Federal Legal Bureaucracy and Presidential Politics'

  • 'Public Law and Public Administration' by Philip J Cooper

  • 'Working in a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience' by Austin Granville

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