1. Name of the Office

Chopra Law Offices.

2. Location

Defence Colony, New Delhi.

3. How to Apply?

The candidates need to send their resume to the email ID [email protected] with a cover letter in not more than 250 words.

4. Details

CLO is a litigation office based in New Delhi, specializing in all the aspects of litigation i.e. civil, criminal, company, IPR etc.

5. Experience

0-1 years experience in litigation and excellent drafting skills.

6. Expected Salary

10,000 – 12,000 per month.

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  1. litigation is not that easy its a tough job .What will someone save in 12,000 bugs ?what about travel and fooding ? It is sad but the true after so much of hardwork junior lawyers are not paid well ,it is difficult to survive in the profession if one doesnt have the strong background .We become lawyers to fight for the rights of others what about our own rights because of this many young lawyers left the profession , one have to keep lot of patience if they want to carry on with the profession till u dnt find your own clientage .

  2. There is no guarantee of guaranteed monthly income to all Advocates at the Trial Court. There is a lot of hidden competition. People may not prefer to give case to the new entrant to the legal profession. The said Young Advocate have to win the heart of his client. Instead of spending incomeless life it is better to get something to keep on the toes of the Advocate on his own. In the initial stages Law Interns or Law Students should not expect more from law practice. Those who want to earn more money, for them Legal profession is not suitable particularly at Trial Court level. Each and every Advocate may not get Rs. 1 lakh per minute like some Senior Advocates charge.

    Young law interns or law students are suggested to understand the ground realities. Be practical and live realistically in tune with modern times. Salaries for Software engineers are more but not for Trial Court Advocates. For young Lawyer salary upto Rs. 12,000/- pm is a good beginning. Working with a firm who is willing to pay something is better than working with a person who doesn’t want to pay.

    Young Law students and young Lawyers are suggested to read the following essay. Published by the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School .. Lawyers as professionals and citizen key roles and responsibilities in 21st century .. (https://clp.law.harvard.edu/assets/Professionalism-Project-Essay_11.20.14.pdf ) …

    “This essay presents a practical vision of the responsibilities of lawyers as both professionals and as citizens at the beginning of the 21st century. Specifically, we seek to define and give content to four ethical responsibilities that we believe are of signal importance to lawyers in their fundamental roles

    as expert technicians, wise counselors, and effective leaders: responsibilities to their clients and stakeholders;
    responsibilities to the legal system;
    responsibilities to their institutions; and
    responsibilities to society at large.

    Our fundamental point is that the ethical dimensions of lawyering for this era must be given equal attention to—and must be highlighted and integrated with—the significant economic, political, and cultural changes affecting major legal institutions and the people and institutions lawyers serve.”

    … Part V addresses law firms and the imbalance between “service” and “business” that has resulted from a myopic focus on short-term economics. To be sure, there have been benefits to the profession from increased transparency concerning operation of firms and the resulting increased competition among firms. But the relentless focus on short-term economic success has adversely affected the culture and institutional integrity of firms; the training, mentoring, and development of young lawyers; the ability of firms and their lawyers to service the poor and underprivileged; and the ability of firms and their lawyers to devote time to the profession and the broader needs of society. We urge a rebalancing of the sometimes competing goals of “economic” and “professional” success. This rebalancing will require leadership and vision which will

    (1) affirm the priority of excellence and quality over mere hours generation;
    (2) articulate a vision for and create a culture which revives and restores the institutional fabric of firms;
    (3) affirm the commitment to meaningful mentoring and development of young lawyers;
    (4) affirm the commitment to the profession, including pro bono services and the “Rule of Law”; and (5) affirm the role of lawyers as the architects of a well-functioning constitutional democracy.

    This rebalancing will not be easy and will require commitment to long-term goals and values, even at the expense of short-term economics. …

    … In Part VI, we turn our attention to the implications of our framework for “leading” law schools. We begin from the premise that law schools play a critical—but not exclusive—role both in teaching students to become expert technicians, wise counselors, and astute leaders, and in generating knowledge about law and legal institutions (including about the legal profession itself), and about the relationship between these institutions and the health and welfare of the broader society.

    To achieve these twin goals—and to find a proper balance between the two—law schools should reexamine how they are preparing students for the challenges that they will face throughout their increasingly diverse careers, and how faculty members understand their obligations to the legal framework and society, and to the law school as an institution.

    With respect to educating students, we urge law schools to create courses that focus directly on teaching lawyering roles and responsibilities in specific contexts and that explore key complementary competencies. We also advocate breaking down the artificial barriers that currently exist between “theory” and “practice,” and between “law” and other disciplines, by developing new teaching materials (for example “business school” style case studies), new faculty (for example, Professors of Practice with significant experience outside of the academy, and team teaching with faculty from other disciplines), and a new integration between the placement function and the core educational objectives of the school. To achieve these goals, we put forward a number of specific reforms designed to restructure and refocus the third year of law school, while rejecting calls to eliminate it altogether.

    Finally, we underscore the critical need for deans and faculty to rededicate themselves to articulating a broad but nevertheless common understanding of the purposes of legal education and legal scholarship that gives appropriate recognition to the role that law schools—and law professors—play as part of the legal profession in addition to their role as an important part of the academy. Faculty and administrators should then use this purpose to guide the difficult tradeoffs around hiring, promotion, curricula, research, funding, and the allocation of other scarce resources that will inevitably be required to begin to achieve these common goals.

    Young Law Students and Young Lawyers are suggested to read the above essay.

    • I am sorry, but i would like to make a few points regarding what you had to say about practicality and thinking realistically.
      As law students and having given 3/5 years of our lives studying law and at the same time trying our bit to understand the practicalities of the field, we do very much realize that we cannot as fresher graduates expect to earn at par with engineering graduates. We are not expecting an annual package of Rs. 5 or 10 lakhs.
      All we want is something that would at least ensure our survival in the city. Delhi and other metropolitan cities have a very high cost of living and a lot of us have to rent rooms and pay for food. After college, we at least want us to be able to pay for our basic rent, food and travelling expenses. 10000 bucks, as is generally offered by law firms, with the expectation of working 12 hours of day, is a tad bit of victimization and is just not enough to support our minimum expenditure.
      We are not denying that it a profession meant for the service of society. We want to learn and be of service but its hard to survive when we cant meet our own basic needs.
      Nevertheless, as long as this trend does not change, we do not have any choice and I am sure law firms will find intelligent and hard working fresher graduates at this pay level too. Beggars cant be choosers! 🙂

      • Dear Meghna,

        At present there is no guarantee of guaranteed monthly income to all Advocates. Particularly at the Trial Court even after several years of practice they don’t have guaranteed monthly income. Being a fresher to the profession you may not know the ground realities. Some of the interns satisfied with an amount of Rs. 9000/- as stipend. My sincere advice is if you want guaranteed monthly income choose the suitable one, join the firm or Company who is willing to pay as per your choice. Otherwise you have to struggle within. Particularly once the gates are opened for globalization Trial Court Advocates are facing the heat. The real tussle will be once a Young Advocate enters the profession, he/she had lot of hopes about the future but in reality the present profession is different. Before joining any Law firm or Company or Solo Advocate analyze yourself how much money you spent for your education? which way is suitable to you i.e. whether to enter into direct practice or preferring a job or any alternative suitable to your mentality. But don’t forget to read the above said pdf. The competition is high where Courts are less particularly at Trial Court level.

        Another thing you can do… instead of preferring either Civil or Criminal Law practice .. choose the latest branch which can give guarantee of guaranteed monthly income. There will be less competition. No Senior can specialize all types of branches of Law may not know all State and Central Laws. To sharpen your skills .. the essence of Mediation Training Manual of India being published by Supreme Court is very useful. Study about the Court system as well as Alternate Dispute Redressal systems, choose the best one. But remember to succeed in this legal profession you should have sound practical knowledge of C.P.C., Cr.P.C. as well as Principles of Natural Justice i.e. practical knowledge about the filing procedure or pleadings of the above will open new doors in your life. I think you got the point. Wish Avyakta Brahman bless you and show the right path.

    • Oh and btw, I just found an article too. Please, please let me know if its written by you or not.


      It was posted on March 5, 2012 by some E. S. Jagadeeshwar. Just wondering if you and him are the same person. 😛

      Says, “Be bold and raise your voice to uplift the human dignity of our legal fraternity and make efforts to provide guaranteed monthly income to all Advocates. Otherwise their lives will be in danger. They cannot survive, they have to leave the profession.

      Our Advocate brethren are thinking about the protection of human rights of others but not our legal fraternity. What I feel is, first we have to protect our ”right to live with human dignity” then only, we can understand others.”

      • Thanks Meghna,

        I could not remember about the said posting. E.S. Jagadeeshwar is the same person. I am a practicing Advocate at Dist. level. The main issue is at the Trial Courts opportunities for the growth is very less.

    • Dear Meghna,

      visit this link in Lawctopus .. JOB POST: Associate @ Arimus Law, Delhi [Salary of Rs. 20,000]: Apply by May 18

  3. the expectation of getting someone to slog for you at a salary of measly 12,000 is quite baffling and shocking.

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