The Indian Legal System has adopted the principle that whenever an Indian citizen’s rights are curtailed or infringed, the matter is adjudicated and rights compensated or restored by filing a Civil Suit.

Civil Law includes non-criminal issues, depending on the pecuniary value, subject matter and local limitations, the determination of the extent of judiciary takes place. A civil lawyer in India is one who advises, appears and handles civil litigation before various courts and tribunals in the Country.

They deals with disputes between individuals and organisations. Civil Law deals in non-criminal cases which mainly concern property and legal claims of the people.

Career in Civil Law offers challenging and exciting opportunities to the lawyers to help people get their legal rights. They mainly work on behalf of private clients, businesses to resolve legal matters and disputes.

Advocates deals with law pertaining to property and people. To be a successful Civil Lawyer, it is important to empathise with people and society. Being a highly prestigious field, Civil Law welcomes the aspirers to build a successful career.


  • XII (Any stream) minimum 45%
  • 3 or 5 year LLB (bachelor’s) degree from a recognised university to get admission into a masters course
  • One of the best career paths to build a Career in Civil Law is to start practicing as a General Lawyer and then start practicing under an established Civil Lawyer.

What do they do?

Civil lawyers are more popularly known as litigators. These professionals work primarily on civil lawsuits filed in civil courts but they may also participate in arbitration and mediation processes. These trials and processes may take place aren’t always found in the courtroom. They may take place in:

  • Administrative agencies
  • Foreign tribunals
  • Federal court
  • State court
  • Local court

Civil litigation often falls under one of the following categories of law:

Key Skills

·      Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
·      Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
·      Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
·      Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
·      Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
·      Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behaviour.
·      Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
·      Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
·      Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Career Growth

  • Private Practice
  • High Courts
  • Supreme Courts
  • Media Houses
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Colleges/ Universities
  • NGOs
  • National Commission for Women
  • National Human Rights Commission
  • The increase in the societal awareness amongst the peoples as well as about their rights has increased career opportunities in the area of civil law.
  • There are various job opportunities with diverse subjects, depending upon the specialization and interest of the student.
  • Lawyers specialized in civil law are hired by several government institutes, private law firms and non-profit organizations, National Human Rights Commission and many more.
  • Career options for civil law postgraduates exists in teaching field also. They can become teachers and professors in the renowned Universities.
  • Professionals of civil law works for private clients, businesses or government entities to resolve disputes and legal issues.
  • Students can also prepare for higher posts such as judicial services & civil services.
  • Some other opportunities which a civil law graduates can do, i.e. Journalism, Publishing of Law related books & research papers, Politics, Policy Analysis & social work.
Top Recruiters
  • Managium Juris
  • Kanth & Associates
  • AK Singh & Co.