Criteria for Advocacy Enrollment (As per Section 24 of the Advocates Act)
A person is qualified to be enrolled as an advocate if he meets the following requirements:
(a) He is an Indian national. Provided, however, that a native of any other country may practice only if Indians are permitted to practice in that country;
(b) He has attained the age of 21;
(c) He holds a bachelor’s degree in law;
(d) He has paid the requisite stamp duty under the Indian Stamp Act of 1899, as well as an enrolment fee due to the State Bar Council. He must pay 600 rupees to the State Bar Council and 150 rupees to the Bar Council of India. If the individual belongs to a Scheduled Caste or Tribe, he must pay one hundred rupees to the State Bar Council and twenty-five rupees to the Bar Council of India.
The Enrolment Committee of the Council will review the candidate’s application. Candidates who match the requirements are chosen to represent SBC in their respective roles. To qualified applicants who desire to be registered as advocates, SBC gives a Certificate of Enrolment.
Advantages of becoming an advocate-
Becoming an advocate has numerous advantages, including:
- Rewarding Profession – As an advocate, you have the option to choose from a wide range of professional pathways in both the public and private sectors. After passing the bar exam, you can specialize in areas such as domestic law, family law, commercial law, corporate law, bankruptcy law, immigration law, criminal prosecution, and estate planning. You can work with businesses or as a sole practitioner if you possess diverse legal skills.
- Intellectual Advancement – Practicing law challenges your mind with various mental problems on a regular basis. You’ll need to comprehend complex legal theories and anticipate potential outcomes for your clients. As an advocate, you can use your mental talents, such as logical thinking and cognitive analysis, every day to assist your clients in resolving their difficulties. Each case is unique, so you can apply your analytical abilities to analyze, speculate, hypothesize, and create strategies to help clients win cases.
- High earning potential – An advocate’s annual salary in India is approximately 5-10 Lakhs. Licensed advocates who are on a state’s roll may practice law throughout the country. The actual wage may vary based on factors such as geography, educational qualifications, years of experience, and skills.
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Becoming an advocate can be a highly rewarding career that challenges you intellectually and provides numerous opportunities to specialize and succeed financially.