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  • Do you feel like you are wasting your potential and talent in a legal career that does not reward you adequately?
  • Do you need more work-life balance and predictable work hours without compromising your career growth?
  • Do you want to gain recognition and credibility by working for some of the most prestigious and respected companies in India?
  • Are you a lawyer or litigator looking to shift into an in-house role?
  • Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a stable and well-paid job with reasonable work hours while still handling challenging and diverse legal issues?
  • Are you an Indian in-house counsel interested in international in-house roles? Wondering how you can get international exposure?
  • Do you want to learn the skills and strategies that will make you stand out from the crowd and land your dream job as an in-house counsel?
  • Do you want to have more autonomy and flexibility in your work schedule and avoid the long hours and travel demands of litigation or law firm jobs?
  • Do you dream of working on high-profile matters and seeing your name quoted in the media for working on news-making deals and transactions but find it hard to get your foot through the door?
  • We have helped 500+ lawyers to get coveted in-house legal jobs so far. Do you want to learn what it takes to make it happen?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place.

Here is your chance to prepare a clear personal roadmap, develop the right vision and understanding of the in-house legal job market and land your dream job in the upcoming months.

Who should attend?

  • Litigators aspiring for high-paying and stable in-house jobs with a predictable growth path
  • Lawyers aspiring to work in MNCs, tech companies, consumer brands, sports or media industry, energy & infra, banking & finance as in-house counsel in large companies
  • Lawyers who aspire to join in-house legal teams or compliance departments to excel in corporate legal roles
  • Litigators who want to switch to an in-house counsel role and enjoy the benefits of a stable, well-paid, and diverse legal career
  • Law graduates struggling to find career opportunities or choose an area of practice
  • Law firm lawyers who want to move to an in-house counsel team of a company
  • Law students who aspire to work as an in-house counsel after graduation
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Why is this the right time to become an in-house counsel?

In-house counsel jobs are growing faster than law firm jobs

  • As in-house lawyers can provide more cost-effective and efficient legal solutions, they have a deeper understanding of the business, industry, and stakeholders, which allows them to provide more strategic and holistic advice in a bulk of legal matters compared to outside counsels.
  • According to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), India has one of the world's largest and fastest-growing in-house counsel populations, with over 12,000 in-house lawyers in 2023. We could expect the number to double in next 3 years due to growing formalization and regulatory intensity.
  • The average salary for in-house counsel in India was INR 25,55,450 in 2023, 67% higher than the average lawyer's salary as of 2023.

Formalisation of the economy

  • With the economy becoming more formalised, regulated, and digitised, the number of companies with a legal team is drastically increasing.
  • Contracts are signed more often, enforcement is frequent, and compliance requirements are rapidly growing. Even policy advocacy has emerged as a critical function for larger corporations.
  • Competition still remains very low as most lawyers have not yet recognised this gap in the market and have not prepared themselves to meet this demand.

Work-life balance

  • Work life balance is a myth for lawyers, especially in law firms as well as in litigation. But in-house jobs are different. According to Legally India, 72% in-house counsels work less than 50 hours per week and have higher satisfaction with their work-life balance than those who work in law firms.

Strategic inputs and long-term vision

  • In-house counsel can do much more than just resolve disputes or draft contracts.
  • They provide strategic inputs and long-term vision for the company which help them to identify and mitigate legal risks, enable their org to capitalise on opportunities, cut down legal bills, increase shareholder confidence in corporate governance and therefore influence stock price, reduce regulatory challenges, engage in policy advocacy and preserve brand value & reputation.
  • A good in-house counsel can provide serious competitive advantage to a fast growing business.

What does an in-house counsel do?

As an in-house counsel, your work is primarily divided into four categories:

  • 1. contracts
  • 2. compliance
  • 3. dispute resolution
  • 4. policy work

While specialisation is not necessary for in-house counsels, and in fact some amount of generalist skills are must for these roles, eventually you can choose to work and specialise in specific sectors such as media, telecom, banking, e-commerce, and healthcare too if that interests you.

The variety and diversity make a career as an in-house counsel both satisfying and financially rewarding.
Are you ready to grab these opportunities?
Attend our free, live, online bootcamp and learn step by step how to become an in-house counsel in India in the next few months.

Our Success Stories

  • Sanket Deshpande, a 2012 graduate from GLC Mumbai, began his career as a litigator.
  • After joining LawSikho he received an opportunity from HDFC Limited as an in-house counsel.
  • Later he worked with prominent groups such as Adani, Blackstone, Brookfield, Runval, Lodha, Raheja, and many others. His earnings have almost doubled from 12 LPA before joining LawSikho to approximately 23-24 LPA in a span of 4-5 years.
  • Ranjana Ramnath, a law graduate from Mumbai University completed her degree in 2007. After taking an 8-year break from her career, she enrolled with us in 2022 and secured the position of Legal Counsel at Zee's Dubai office.
  • Mohita Agarwal, a 2012 law graduate with 5 years of litigation experience, obtained a job opportunity at L&T Defense as an in-house counsel and doubled her earnings.
  • Nehal Wagle, a 2014 BLS LLB graduate from Government Law College, Mumbai, works with Quantiphi Analytics, an applied AI and data science startup.
  • Dreamy Jain, a 2020 graduate from Vidyasagar University, secured a job at Morgan Stanley as a Senior Associate.
  • Baargavi Ramesh, a graduate of CMR Law College, Bangalore, got a job at HDFC Ergo as an in-house counsel.
  • Joe Matthew, a 2019 graduate from Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram, secured a remote job as in-house counsel with a UAE-based fintech company called Unimoni.
  • Himanshu Sinha, a 2021 law graduate from Campus Law Center, New Delhi, secured a job with India Today as an in-house counsel.
  • Vinit Bagdai, a 2020 law graduate from Lords Universal College of Law, Mumbai, secured a job as an in-house counsel with B4U Networks.
  • Saswati Soumya Sahu, a 2015 BBA LLB graduate from Symbiosis International University secured a remote job as an in-house legal counsel at Doceree. (Headquartered in New York).
  • Biswadeep Ghosh, a 2017 BBA LLB graduate from Symbiosis Law School secured a job opportunity as an Assistant Legal Officer at HSBC.
  • Girish Murugesh, a 2021 graduate from Christ University, secured a job as Legal Counsel at Wipro, an IT services and consulting company.

We can give you hundreds of examples of our successful learners who have created great careers as in-house counsel.

Do you want to benefit from these opportunities and build a career your contemporaries can only dream of?

Join us for a free, online (LIVE only) 3-day bootcamp on How to get an in-house counsel job in India and grow faster in your legal career from May 11-13, 2024, 7-10 pm Indian Standard Time.

Here are brief instructions on what you need to do to obtain a certificate for attending this bootcamp

  • Attend on all days (at least 2.5 hours each day, and log in from a trackable unique link sent to you by Zoom so we can track your attendance), and
  • Leave a review of your experience (whether good, bad or ugly) in comments to the LinkedIn and Twitter post links (shared in the live session) at the end of each day for all days.
    (If you don’t have an account on any of these channels, please create it right away. It barely takes a couple of minutes. A good social media profile is critical for career success in this decade. Agree or disagree?)
  • Send us a screenshot of your posts to [email protected]
  • We will send you a certificate after 10 days. If you have any questions about receiving a certificate, write to [email protected]

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