About Lawyer

Advocates or lawyers are advisors and solution providers to legal issues that could range from disputes of property, marriages, divorce, criminal offences to even the rights of an individual etc. Lawyers are the ones who represent their clients in court – be it initiating a lawsuit, attending formal hearings, documenting legal papers, assessing the cases to come up with solutions and so on. Becoming a lawyer requires one to obtain extensive training in legal procedures and to be familiar with the laws that have been laid down by the constitution.  A law aspirant must have an LLB degree to be a Lawyer. It is not possible to be an Attorney or a Lawyer with just a Diploma or Certificate Law courses. A lawyer or advocate can either deal with individual clients, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative service, government agencies or corporate houses etc. With so many employment areas and options to choose from, the legal position of a Lawyer remains secure and safeguarded in the market.

 

Types of Lawyers

If we have to deal with a legal problem we met a lawyer but lawyers have specialization in their field, There are different types of lawyers are there. Below is a list of the most common types of lawyers.

  • Labor Lawyers

  • Criminal Lawyers

  • Civil Lawyers

  • Family Lawyers

  • Mercantilist Lawyers

  • Administrative Lawyers

  • Tax Lawyers

  • Criminal Lawyer

  • Corporate Lawyer

 

Responsibilities of a Lawyer

  • Take up legal cases of clients and represent them in courts.

  • Conduct analysis and research of legal problems.

  • Present facts verbally and in writing to their clients.

  • Argue on behalf of their clients.

  • Keeping up to date with changes in the law.

  • File, draft and prepare legal documents such as wills, lawsuits, appeals, contracts and deeds.

  • Communicate with their clients, judges and colleagues involved in the case.

  • Reading witness statements.

  • Providing legal advice and guidance.

  • Meeting clients (individuals or businesses)

  • Attending court hearings.

  • Collating evidence and researching case studies.

Eligibility to become Lawyer

A lawyer, or advocate, is a prestigious profession worldwide. In Pakistan, it is also considered a highly-respected job. The process of becoming a lawyer is quite lengthy. In general, it takes several years of study to become eligible to practice. However, it is often a rewarding career choice.  So, if you are interested in becoming a lawyer or judge in Pakistan, then check out this guide. Here we have broken down all the steps to becoming an advocate.

  • Matric Exams

Whether you choose the science group, arts group, or commerce group in class matric, be sure to secure good marks in the final exams. A good result will make your application more attractive to universities.

  • Intermediate Exams

The candidates having passed Intermediate / A-level or equivalent examination are eligible for admission in LLB.

  • Law Admission Test (LAT) 

LAT stands for Law Admission Test; a test for those who want to become a Law Graduate and pursue a career in the field of Law. It has been prescribed by the Higher Education commission (HEC) on the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It may be termed as the HEC LAT Test. The students who have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent/grade 12 education or the students who have appeared in the exams and now waiting for the results. HEC Pakistan has announced to conduct the Law Admission Test (LAT) from 2018 for admission in LLB 5 years program in public and private sector universities & their affiliated colleges across the country.

  • LLB Degree 

Upon clearing the law admission test, students can apply for LLB or Bachelor of Laws in  any university of Pakistan and can pursue their law degree in five years.

 

LLB SUBJECTS :

  • Jurisprudence

  • Islamic Jurisprudence

  • Constitutional Law

  • Law of Contract

  • Law of Torts

  • Qanun-e-Shahadat (1984)

  • Criminal Law

  • Law of Equity & Specific Relief Act

  • Administrative Laws

  • Company Laws

  • The Arbitration Act (1940)

  • Law of Transfer of Property

  • Muslim Personal Laws

  • Public International Law

  • Constitutional History of Pakistan

  • Civil Procedure Code (1908)

  • Service Law

  • Criminal Procedure Code (1998)

  • Medical Jurisprudence

  • Limitation Act

  • Environment Laws

  • Banking Laws

  • Important Labor Laws

  • Income Tax Ordinance

  • Land Laws etc.

 

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