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Legally Jobs: How to apply for law firm and legal jobs

Legally India’s jobs site is a tried-and-tested way for qualified lawyers to find jobs directly at law firms, companies and organisations needing to hire lawyers.

Why should you apply to law firms and companies through Legally Jobs?

  • userA direct line to apply to law firms and partners actually looking to hire.
  • No more speculative applications: you apply directly to organisations that really want someone now in specialist areas or as interns.
  • Egalitarian and fair - don’t rely on uncle partners but compete on a level playing field. You can take control of your own application by showcasing your skills and experience effectively through well-considered applications and cover letters. Quality and effort will get recognised.
  • Secure and confidential – your application will go only and directly to the law firm or organisation you apply to (unless otherwise indicated). We also make checks to ensure that all organisations advertising on Legally Jobs are bona fide.
  • Have we mentioned that it is free for all jobseekers?


How to: Qualified Lawyers

Apply directly to law firms and organisations for internships and jobs. 
It’s as easy as one-two-three…

1. Create a free Legally India account, activate it, then sign in.

2. Browse to or click the Jobs menu above and follow the instructions.


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3. Browse the jobs site or go direct to law firm fee-earner positions, or in-house positions.
Find position which appear interesting and for which you are suitable in terms of experience and seniority, click apply and follow the instructions.


Successful applications take time…

  • Do research the firm or organisation you selected:
    try a search on Legally India or on Google for the firm’s name and partners, for example.

  • Make sure you are familiar with how to write a good CV and a standout cover letter (and how NOT to do it). Refer to Legally India’s Careers Counsel for further guidance.

  • Once you are confident that you are right for the position and that the the job or internship is right for you, click the orange “Apply for this job now” button.

  • Write a great cover-letter of a reasonable length, making sure you tailor it to the firm by applying the research you have done about the firm.

  • Include the required minimum information and upload your CV in word, RTF or PDF format.

  • If all things go well a response will hopefully make its way to you soon. Some positions, where indicated, are screened by Legally Jobs for basic suitability. Rest assured that your application, if it's a fit, will godirectly to the partner or person in charge who will be very interested to actually hire a good candidate.

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