How do I prepare for Judicial Service Exam

Judiciary OR Judicial Service is becoming one of the most prestigious career option for a law graduates. Number of candidates appearing for judicial service examination is increasing day by day, which means competition is very high now a days to clear judicial service. However, as compared to other competitive examinations like Civil Service Examination, number of candidates appearing for judicial service exam is very less. Still the competition is high.

So, the question is; I am a law graduate and I am keen on taking judicial service as a career option. OR in other words, I would like to become a Judge. Thus, how do I prepare for Judicial Service Examination?

Well, now a days most of the students starts their preparation for judicial service when they are in the law school itself. This will happen along with their regular studies. Often it seems to be difficult to manage. In such cases, it is recommended to concentrate more on the papers like Constitution, Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Evidence Act etc.

Since, most of the students commence their preparation for judicial service examination during their fourth year of law school, concentrating on above mentioned subjects will not only help them for judicial service examination but also for obtaining higher grades in their semester examination. Further, the same will also helps the candidates to cement their knowledge on the basic concepts of above mentioned law subjects.

At the same time there are various institutes offering coaching for judicial service examination varying from classroom level coaching to postal coaching. Each aspiring candidate for judicial service can get enrolled with any of the leading coaching centers for judicial service examination and subscribe to their study materials as well as mock judicial service question papers.

This will provide an overall idea to the candidate on how to approach the exam. Mere studying of law papers is not enough to clear judicial service examination. It is very much required to practice through previous years question papers or mock judiciary examination. One may also look for various online mock examination options available to practice and check your level of preparation.

This will help you to identify the strength and weakness in your preparation. Hence, accordingly you get a chance to rectify and go ahead in your judiciary exam preparation. Cities like Delhi, there are few good coaching centers for judicial service examination. Candidates from those locality can also, enroll with any of such judiciary coaching centers for class room training.

In spite of all the above mentioned points we discussed, it is essential for all aspiring candidates of Indian Judicial Service, self-confidence, patience, hard work, focus, enthusiasm etc. is very much needed.

Admissions started at VIT Law School, Chennai

VIT HeaderVIT is one of the foremost universities in India which imparts futuristic higher education and instils higher patterns of discipline through dedicated and qualified staff, thereby setting global standards in the field of education. VIT had carved a niche for itself by providing world class education, excellent infrastructural facilities and innovative methods in imparting teaching to students. It has introduced myriad co-curricular and extracurricular activities so as to encourage students to excel in various aspects. VIT Law School campus aspires to bring in high standards in imparting legal education and to produce students who will excel in their fields. Law programmes which have been approved by the Bar Council of India are offered in VIT Law School.

The B.A., LL.B (Hons.) and BBA, LL.B (Hons.) programme of VIT Law School offers the students to have a double degree consisting of B.A. and LL.B (Hons.). Instead of offering general Honours, both programmes of VIT Law School offers specialized Honours in different subjects from the 7th semester onwards. Choice is available to the students to select any one of the Honours group with minimum number of eight papers under the concerned group. The student who successfully completes the requirements will be awarded the degree of B.AVIT. LL.B (Hons.). The mark lists from the VII semester will indicate his/her area of specialization. For e.g., if a student chooses Corporate Law as his/her Honours group, he/she will have to opt for a minimum 8 subjects in Corporate Law which will be taught from the 7th to 10th semesters. This will help students to have profound knowledge in a particular branch of law in juxtaposition with mastering of other law subjects.

Courses offered

  • B.A. LL.B (Hons.) – 5 years integrated course
  • BBA., LL.B (Hons.) – 5 years integrated course

Innovative features

  • Fully Flexible Credit System – students can choose courses, slots and teachers
  • Collaboration with foreign Universities for Semester Abroad Programme and Guest lectures delivered by the Professors in varied topics
  • Classes handled by practicing lawyers and experienced Professors from India and Abroad;
  • Weekly MOOT court sessions
  • Higher Order Thinking Skill development and Practical Training
  • Weekly Legalis Ratio
  • Legal Aid Clinic for public with students participation
  • Regular visits to live courts session
  • Specialized laboratories for effective learning

Eligibility 

The applicant should have completed plus two or equivalent from any recognized Board with a minimum of 70% aggregate marks.

Admission procedure 

The admission procedure is based on high scores in LSAT—India, CLAT, group discussion and an interview. The list of successful candidates will be determined on the basis of aggregate marks.

For further details please contact: 044 3993 1555 or Fax: 044 3993 2555 or www.vit.ac.in

Regional Legal Counsel, Google India

Job description

As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative — ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.You are an experienced lawyer who will work as part of a team handling a wide range of legal matters in India and, potentially, in other West Asian markets. You are a strong legal generalist and have an understanding of intellectual property and Internet laws, including privacy, content regulations and online commerce, with a genuine interest in technology. You also have significant prior experience in handling litigation and regulatory issues. In this role, you’ll advise the business on its activities in India and other West Asian markets, including key legal risks and strategies, and work closely with team members to roll out new products, and manage regulatory challenges and litigation.This position calls for an outstanding lawyer who thinks creatively and strategically, and enjoys rolling up his or her sleeves to wrestle with complex issues, but at the same time is eager to pitch in where needed to assist our rapidly growing businesses. You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Manage regulatory matters and litigation.
  • Conduct legal reviews of Google’s product, marketing and sales initiatives, and handle a wide range of legal requests from Sales, Engineering, Product Management, Marketing, Finance and other functional groups.
  • Advise senior management and cross-functional project teams in Asia Pacific and USA with regard to potential legal risks; ensure compliance with applicable laws across all aspects of Google’s operations in India and other West Asian markets.
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of commercial agreements.
  • Work with external legal counsel on specific matters ranging from litigation to expert advice requests.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Law, Juris Doctor or comparable law degree.
  • Licensed to practice law in India.
  • 7 years of relevant advisory, regulatory and litigation experience within the intellectual property, media and technology areas.
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently and idiomatically.

Preferred qualifications

  • In-house experience with a multi-national company.
  • Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Well-organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of matters from the complex matters to the routine standard matters.
  • Sense of humour and commitment to professionalism.

Area

20th century laws don’t always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for tackling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you’re a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you tackle unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

Legal & Government Relations

About Google

Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon Bangalore

Job Description 

Sr Corporate Counsel India Operations

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Amazon.com, a US based MNC in the ecommerce business, is looking for a talented lawyer to fill the position of Sr Corporate Counsel to support our fast expanding operations in India. This position, based in Delhi/Bangalore and reports into the Director and Head of Legal for India , will focus on the backend end operations, supply chain, transportation and leasing requirements of the Company. This is a senior level position and the candidate is expected to provide strategic direction on business models and regulatory requirements for new businesses that the company is planning to get into. The candidate will have primary transactional drafting and negotiation responsibilities on contracts with multiple vendors and provide ongoing legal counseling and contract interpretation for senior executives and other business team members. These transactions range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value agreements. The candidate also will be expected to participate in other Amazon legal projects as directed, including the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of inter state regulatory issues and should be able to work closely with the business team to identify locations for setting up large fulfillment centers across India. The candidate is expected to maintain excellent relationships with his clients in the Operations team and win their trust and at the same time, he should work closely with the US based Operations group to help roll out initiatives in India in line with US programs and policies.
The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills, possess excellent communication skills and have a reputation for being a valued partner to business clients. He or she will be a logical and quick thinker, with a clear and concise communicator style; he or she will be able to simply complex matters and tailor their communication style to their audience; and he or she will possess the gravitas/confidence/presence required to be a respected leader amongst the Senior Operations Management teams.
The successful candidate will be willing to take risks backed by sound judgment and risk analysis and be perpetually seeking ways to innovate within the business to improve results and customer experience.
He or she will have demonstrated success at developing, executing or changing a vision or strategy and delivering the right communication throughout the organization working with corporate partners. He or she will have experience at building lasting and sustainable relationships with counterparts throughout the organization, be known for displaying the highest level of integrity and for inspiring trust by his or her team, peers and leadership.

Basic Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will will have a strong reputation as a successful advisor to clients on operations and real estate matters. He or she will preferably have 15 to 20 years of post-qualification experience, ideally both as in house counsel of a large supply chain company and as outside counsel advising large companies on operational issues.
You will have gained wide-spread experience of managing operations including real estate matters, advising landlords and tenants as well as property owners and investors. You will also thrive in fast paced, dynamic, growth environments and will have a strong reputation for delivering results. 

Preferred Qualifications 

A LLB degree is a must while a LLM degree is desirable.
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

About Amazon

Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want – low prices, vast selection, and convenience – Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries – all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

Amazon’s evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA. The world’s brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

Senior Manager/Assistant Manager – HLL Lifecare Limited

SENIOR MANAGER (LEGAL)

End Date: 10.10.2014

Reference Code: HITES/NDA/LGL/01

Job Title: SENIOR MANAGER (LEGAL)

About Company

HITES-HLL Infra Tech Services, a fully owned subsidiary of HLL is specialized in Healthcare Infrastructure Development, Facility Management and Procurement of Medical Equipment and Devices, Expertise in Construction Management, Procurement, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Bio-medical), Financial Management, Contract Management and Legal Services. Major clients include Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and Institutions.

Department

Legal Division, Noida

Tasks

Responsibility includes dealing with Court cases, Arbitration proceedings, handling RTI applications, replying to legal notices, liaisoning with counsels, drafting and vetting of agreements, Tender documents, Contracts, MOU’s, Bank Guarantees,  Legal  Commercial documents.

 

Requirements

Maximum Age                   :            45 Years as on 01/09/2014
Consolidated Pay Range   :            Rs. 35,000/- to 60,000/- per month.(Fixed Term Contract Basis)
Essential  Qualification      :           Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (3 Years / 5 Years) from an Institute recognized by
the Bar Council of India with minimum 60% marks.
Desirable  Qualification      :           LLM from an Institute recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Essential  Experience        :          Minimum 8 Years of relevant post qualification experience.
No. of Position                   :           1
Contract Type                   :           Executive on Contract

 

ASSISTANT MANAGER (LEGAL)

End Date 10.10.2014

Reference Code: HITES/NDA/LGL/02

Job Title

ASSISTANT MANAGER (LEGAL)

About Company

HITES – HLL Infra Tech Services, a fully owned subsidiary of HLL is specialized in Healthcare Infrastructure Development, Facility Management and Procurement of Medical Equipment and Devices, Expertise in Construction Management, Procurement, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Bio-medical), Financial Management, Contract Management and Legal Services. Major clients include Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and Institutions.

Department

Legal Division, Noida

Tasks

Assisting The Senior Manager (Legal) in dealing with Court cases, Arbitration proceedings, handling RTI applications, replying to legal notices, liaisoning with counsels, drafting and vetting of agreements, Contracts, MOUs, Bank Guarantees, and other Legal  Commercial documents.

Requirements

Maximum Age                   :            37 Years as on 01/09/2014
Consolidated Pay Range   :            Rs. 20,000/- to 32,000/- per month. (Fixed Term Contract Basis)
Essential  Qualification      :           Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (3 Years / 5 Years) from an Institute recognized by the Bar Council of India with minimum 60% marks.
Essential  Experience        :          Minimum 1 Year relevant post qualification experience.
No. of Position                   :           1

 

More Details available here

Legal Counsel – India – Apple

Job description

Location: This role can either be based in Bangalore (preferred) or Delhi.

To provide legal support to the team based in India in relation to Apple business projects and activities in India.

Key Qualifications

  • Fully qualified lawyer with relevant Indian experience.
  • Approximately 10 years experience within the legal department of a tech/ telcos multi-national company. Other relevant experience will be considered.
  • Behaviours: Initiative, flexibility, ability to adapt to different types of business functions and cultures.
  • Good understanding of compliance and business conduct imperative.
  • Ability to understand the business needs as well as communicate and summarise detailed legal analysis.
  • Ability to multi-task is essential.
  • Reliability and ability to find a prompt and practical solution to the business issue/problem in question.
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work independently and in groups.

Description

Reporting to a Senior Legal Counsel based in the UK, this person will interact with the business teams, managing their legal concerns and requirements.
The job holder will, amongst other things, be required to research Indian legal requirements, review/draft legal contracts and provide compliance advice in particular in the following legal areas: Commercial contracts; Distribution; Consumer; IT/IP; General Commercial; FCPA and anti bribery regulations; Competition; Data Protection; Regulatory (Product Compliance, Metrology Regulations, Environmental laws, Telecom…). The position will also require monitoring legal and regulatory developments in the region as well as interacting with local authorities, in conjunction with the government affairs team.

Key Relationships:

Internal: Close relationship with the members of the European and US legal departments and the relevant business teams.
External: Outside legal advisors and public authorities.

Key Performance Indicators: Degree of contribution to the work of the Legal department.

Fast turnaround of work.

Ability to communicate in clear and simple language both in written and in oral form.

Degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness.

Satisfaction of business clients.

Occasional to frequent travel (within and outside of India) will be required.
This role profiles gives guidance to the main tasks and responsibilities of the role. It is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Education
Fully qualified lawyer with relevant Indian experience

About the Company

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Legal Executive / Associate – Litigation Solution

Job description

  • This is a position in the Litigation Solution team with the following responsibilities:
  • General knowledge of e-discovery platforms, including managing assignments, workflow (including the ability to suggest changes to workflow).  Individuals who are equally proficient in a greater number of platforms should be rated more highly than those whose knowledge is limited to particular platforms.
  • Reviews documents for relevance to the case, privileged and special concepts as per client instructions
  • Volume count is consistent with project/engagement average; Accuracy 95%; follows process instructions 80% of the time; on time delivery (OTD) achieved on 95% client deliverables.
  • Comprehends the case and the subject matter – understands the overall purpose of the review.Reviewing documents for relevance to the case, privileged and special concepts as per client instructions.
  • Attending mandatory training and certification courses.

Desired Skills and Experience

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Good legal knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of MS word, excel, power point
  • Good comprehension

Qualification: LL.B

Experience: 2 – 5 years

Location: Mumbai and Noida

Remuneration: Commensurate with industry standards

About the Company

Pangea3, a Thomson Reuters business is the global leader in legal outsourcing services-recognized in 2009 ,2010, 2011,2012 and 2013 as LPO of the Year by the India Business Law Journal and as a #1 LPO in the Black Book of Outsourcing, recipient of Excellence in Outsourcing award from Frost & Sullivan, and recognized as a best managed company by Inc. Magazine. We are a high-growth, fast paced, exciting group of lawyers, engineers, and business professionals working together to achieve excellence as a globally recognized legal services provider in the newest frontier of professional services outsourcing from India.

Services include: contract drafting and management, corporate governance and due diligence, corporate secretarial and compliance risk management services, document review, legal research, business and competitive intelligence services, litigation support services, intellectual property and patent litigation services.

Student Ambassador Program

Lex-Warrier invites applications from interested candidates for the Student Ambassador Program with us

Student Ambassador Program

Lex-Warrier Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Lex-Warrier and their universities. These ambassadors:

  • Learn about innovative Lex-Warrier products and programs.
  • Plan and host events on campus
  • Act as a campus contact for Lex-Warrier teams.
  • Help Lex-Warrier to better understand each university’s culture.

Ambassador requirements

  • An ideal Student Ambassador is:
  • Enrolled in full-time undergraduate/postgraduate study (preferably law student)
  • Available 20 hours per month to spend on Lex-Warrier evangelist work
  • Familiar with various computer/internet applications
  • Involved with student organizations and activities

Ambassadors are expected to maintain certain degree of confidentiality about the work delegated to you.

Interested candidates shall forward a copy of your resume to career@lex-warrier.in

Do not send just a resume. In your email’s subject, clearly mention “Application for the Student Ambassador Program”. Attach your Resume. Write a small “Statement of Purpose” as why are you applying to Lex-Warrier for this post. Properly format your email.

Emails, which do not follow these guidelines, cast a bad impression on the Recruitment Team. Make your email and CV presentable.

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Manager – Legal, JSW Steel Ltd, Mumbai

Desired Skills & Experience

Candidate is expected to have

1)    LLB / BL from a reputed university with at least 6 years post qualification experience

2)    Basic knowledge of litigation

3)    Knowledge of Court procedures

4)    Experience of drafting of affidavits / pleadings / legal notices / replies to notices

5)    Experience in briefing Counsel / Senior Counsel

6)    Experience in handling Arbitration cases

7)    Good interpersonal skills to deal with internal business team and external lawyers / law firms / counsel

8)    Good communication skills, both written & verbal

9)    Working knowledge of computers /MS office

10) Experience in legal research by accessing websites like Manupatra etc.

About JSW

JSW Steel Ltd. is part of US $16.5 billion O.P.Jindal Group. It has grown to US$ 9 billion in little over a decade and has presence across various sectors – Steel, Energy, Minerals, Port & Infrastructure, Cement, Aluminium.

JSW Steel, the flagship company of the JSW Group, is today an integrated steel manufacturer. It is the largest private sector steel manufacturer in terms of installed capacity.

JSW Steel is one of the lowest cost steel producers in the world. It has established a strong presence in the global value-added steel segment with the acquisition of steel mill in US and a service center in UK. JSW Steel has also formed a joint venture for setting up a steel plant in Georgia. The Company has also tied up with JFE Steel Corp, Japan for manufacturing the high grade automotive steel. JSW Steel has acquired a majority stake in Ispat Industries Ltd. Making JSW Steel India’s largest steel producer with a combined capacity of 14.3 MTPA. The Company has also acquired mining assets in Chile, USA and Mozambique.

JSW Steel offers the entire gamut of steel products – Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Galvalume, Pre-painted Galvanised, Pre-painted Galvalume, TMT Rebars, Wire Rods, Rounds & Blooms. JSW Steel has manufacturing facilities at Toranagallu in Karnataka, Vasind & Tarapur in Maharashtra and Salem in Tamil Nadu.

By 2020, the Company aims to produce 34 million tons of steel annually with Greenfield integrated steel plants coming up in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Manager – Legal, Star India, Mumbai

Job Description

  • Demonstrated (hands on experience) subject matter knowledge in structuring, drafting, negotiating and closing distribution contracts and transactions; litigation and piracy matters relating to distribution of company channels.
  • Building contract and compliance checklist and processes.
  • Research and analysis of various policies, amendments, rules, consultation papers, notifications on TRAI interconnection regulations and distribution related matters
  • Conduct Due Diligence of anti-piracy agencies, consultants and participate in the DD closure report, drafting and vetting of contracts, representation and warranties, indemnities. etc.
  • Generally providing proactive and reactive legal & compliance advisory services on legal issues involving the company and group companies
  • To identify and find ways to reduce legal risk by regular review of the company’s distribution related activities to ensure that they are in line with established policies, procedures and legal and compliance perspective

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Good and sound knowledge and understanding of contract law, commercial law and litigation
  • Demonstrated (hands on experience) in contract drafting, good negotiation, and execution skills i.e., ability to draft, negotiate and close transactions independently with minimal supervision
  • A good understanding and application of TRAI broadcasting and cable services inter-connect regulations, quality of services regulations, the Cable TV Act as amended and Rules thereunder, procedural laws such as CPC, CrPC, and also substantive laws such as IPC, and other economic offenses statutes. A reasonable understanding of Intellectual Property Laws such as the Copyright Act & Rules & the Trade Marks Act and rules, ISP, E-commerce, Digital Media, would be a plus

About Star India

Star India has defined India’s broadcast media for over two decades and is today one of the country’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Star India broadcasts more than 40 channels in 7 languages, reaching more than 600 million viewers every week across India and 100 other countries. The network’s channel portfolio includes Star Gold, Channel [V], Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav, Life OK, Movies OK and Star Plus, India’s No. 1 General Entertainment Channel. It has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well, through a bouquet of affiliate channels which includes Star Jalsha, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna and Vijay.

Star India is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.