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About the profession

The Supreme Court is the highest constitutional court and appellate judicial authority in India. High Courts exercise jurisdiction over a state or a set of states. District courts and several other lower courts operate under their ambit.

Thousands of lawyers graduate every year from almost 900 law colleges spread across the country. The majority of India’s large legal profession represents clients in courts and other judicial bodies, working either individually or in a family-run concern.

Today, several large law firms operate mostly from the major commercial centres, providing advice on transactions. Many lawyers have also been employed by industry to work in-house. Legal process outsourcing has also received a great amount of attention during the last few years.

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