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Careers Counsel

07 June 2016

Screenshot 2016-06-07 18.02.25At NLSIU Bangalore, more than one-third of the entire LLB student population wanted to join a law firm or a legal consultancy after graduation, but the popularity of this career option consistently declined with successive batches and was overtaken by other choices after the class of 2015 graduated.

19 March 2015

Bishen Jeswant shares 9 thoughts for budding non-lawyersBishen Jeswant, who left a well-paid corporate law job a year ago to start reporting about cricket, shares some of his experiences and thoughts in changing careers.

28 October 2014

“At Supreme Court for three years under a kind senior but he's still paying me peanuts and not giving me any great work. At a loss…”

05 November 2013

Burn out?Legally India’s resident agony aunt and uncle answer a concerned mother’s queries about whether her son’s potential career choice of law is a good one, or whether it would leave him a broken shell of a man.

11 April 2013

skmep32qDivya would like to tell you a little about Legally Jobs and how it’s been going, and how to maximise your chances in the open market.

20 February 2012

He can offer you a law firm job you can't refuse Dear Aunty & Uncle. I am a fourth year from a lesser-known law school in Delhi, which has no placement committee, and my parents have no legal background. How can I get a corporate law job?

11 January 2012

image Dear Aunty & Uncle. I just started at a reputed firm and the senior associate sitting next to me watches pornography on his work computer.

19 December 2011

Bunches of budding start-up lawyers Dear Aunty & Uncle. I want to start a law firm. Please advise.

06 December 2011

image Dear Aunty & Uncle. The salaried partner who supervises me is stopping me from progressing in my career. He is competent but I know that I am better than he is technically. But he treats me like a dumb doll, which I’m not. He doesn’t allow me to meet clients and always shields me from the equity partners and barely lets me talk in meetings. What can I do?

Yours, National Law School Victim

27 November 2011

Aunty & Uncle coach in snakes & ladders Dear Aunty & Uncle. I am at the Delhi office of [a third-tier law firm] doing general corporate commercial work. I graduated four years ago from a reputed law school. I know I am good enough to join [a first or second-tier firm] that does more corporate transactional work. Please revert back.

29 September 2010

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LGThree life lessons and the top eight tips to help you bag those law firm and advocate internships.

26 May 2010

Legally-India-law-blogsSince the start of Legally India's blogging competition in January, a total of 50 law bloggers (blawgers) have shared legal thoughts, laughs, pains and the downright surreal. With a little over two months to go in the competition this round-up looks at the most popular bloggers and posts to date.

We are also pleased to announce two new sponsored jury prizes for the most thought provoking blog posts on issues of social and legal importance, worth Rs 20,000 (see details below), which was kindly donated by a practising lawyer.

17 March 2010

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LGWe asked Careers Counsel what they do with a stack of CVs and cover letters sitting on their desks.

18 February 2010

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LG One partner calls them "covering letters that make life easier: one look and you don't look again!" Since sometimes the best instruction is (bad) example, Careers Counsel has compiled some of the worst real life cover letters. If your current cover letter looks anything like these, change it. Now!

05 February 2010

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LG Dear Careers Counsel, how do I write the perfect cover letter to swing that high-paying law firm job?

26 November 2009

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LGQuestion: I am a law third year law student. How do I write a good CV to get a job with a law firm after graduation?

12 November 2009

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LGA first year student at a National Law School asks: Why do recruiting law firms feel that cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the "be-all-and-end-all"?

30 October 2009
Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite_thQuestion: Have most regular law firm recruiters already had their fill of law school graduates and are they just recruiting now to make up for the hiring freezes of last year? Will this trend continue?
24 September 2009

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite_thQuestion: I am not sure how to go about making a good CV which will bag me a good internship. I've only interned once with a small law firm in Mumbai so that is the only experience I have. Can you please give me some suggestions?