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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Prince Basatia
ProfessionLaw
Designation – Lawyer
Organisation – District and Sessions Court, Jagadhri
Age – 35
CityYamunanagar
Work Experience (Years) – 10

Under-Graduation – B.Com., MLN College, Yamunanagar
Post-Graduation – L.L.B., SSD College of Law

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I got the law degree from SDD College of Law in Jagadhri where I learned analytical skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, speaking and writing skills. All of these skills are important if you want to become a lawyer. Then, I learned law practice under a skilled lawyer. After that, I started my career as a lawyer in the District and Sessions Court in Jagadhri. I am now at the same court, the working experience here is very good but getting settled in this profession is very difficult.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

I advise and represent clients in courts, before government agencies, and in private legal matters. I communicate with their clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in the case. And I conduct research and analysis of legal problems. I also need to interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses. I have to present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others, and argue on behalf of their clients. A part of my responsibilities also includes preparing and filing legal documents, such as lawsuits, appeals, wills, contracts, and deeds. More importantly, I have to choose the right case to work on.


Average Income for a Lawyer 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 – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 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
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a Lawyer?
Insecure
Would you consider being a Lawyer Risky?
Maybe

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Lawyer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Lawyer?
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What are the different ways of entering as an Lawyer?

After completing the graduation, you 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
Field 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 in this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-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 your 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 to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You need to be patient with the process of becoming a lawyer.

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

Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work on teams with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may advance to partnership in their firm, meaning that they become partial owners of the firm. Those who do not advance within their firm may be forced to leave, a practice commonly known as “up or out.” After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

A career in law can be demanding and stressful. A few common complaints from legal professionals are long hours, court deadlines, billing pressures, changing laws, high-pressure deals, and difficult clients. If you give in to rising business pressures, continually evolving legal technologies, and the climbing law school debt, it is easy to see why lawyers are sometimes stressed for becoming a lawyer. Hence, you need to be more patient.


Recognition in your Profession

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

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
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?

May go for teaching