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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – V Narayana Murthy
Profession – Law
DesignationCivil Advocate at Bengaluru Court
Age – 58
City – Bengaluru
Work Experience (Years) – 25

Under-Graduation – B. Com, Government Degree College, Kolar
Post-Graduation – LLB, Vivekananda college of law, Bengaluru.

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started off with this profession as an advocate with the same curiosity to explore just as any student has while starting their career. This field was a highly recommended one back then, just as the professions of engineering and medicine are recommended by people today. Initial practice under a skilled person gave me the experience to deal with the different ranges of issues that come up. The work atmosphere was completely new for this field back then. The income will always depend on the type of cases you take up. However, starting off with smaller cases gave me a lot of growth in terms of understanding what is required of me a lot better.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

The most basic job responsibility includes being patient enough to explore the cases I receive and then, choosing the right one to work on. Listening to the clients helps me explore the case a lot better. However, there needs to be constant research on my part as I have to refer to law books and find all the possible ways of getting the most accurate way to deal with the case. I have to take a firm stand and present the case in a manner that will bring justice to the client. However, there may be a time that there can be a failure in some cases, I have to try and gather courage and proceed further.


Average Income in the Law Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
Being a Civil Advocate how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security of the profession of a Civil Advocate?
Secure
Would you consider the profession of Civil Advocate Risky?
Maybe

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

After completing the graduation, one can take up LLB or pass an equivalent examination.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK

 Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Law Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

One needs to be patient with the process of becoming and practicing as an advocate

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Profession of Civil Advocate?

Being an civil advocate will require a continuous improvement in the knowledge one has. Taking up the right cases will give you more opportunities to grow and give you the experience to deal with all sorts of cases. You will have the opportunity to socialize with different kinds of people all the time. You will be dealing with civil matters such as cheque bounce cases, etc. Thus, one has to be updated on all the recent amendments. Most importantly, the self-satisfaction one can gain through this profession will always help you overcome the stress of being in the profession.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Civil Advocate?

As every profession has it’s own challenges and negatives, this profession does too.  There can also be a possibility of limited growth in terms of your income when compared to other professions, which is why one has to be careful of the cases they choose as picking up the wrong case can harm future cases and the credibility of your work. It can get stressful sometimes because you will have to travel to different courts pertaining to different matters, which can make your schedule erratic at times.


Recognition in Profession of Civil Advocate

What is your family’s view of the Law Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of the Law Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of the Law Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of Law Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Difficult
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would choose to become a teacher or a lecturer, not because I am not happy being an advocate but because that is one of the professions I have always wanted to explore.


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