Law Clerkship 2024-25 at office of Advocate General of Karnataka at Bengaluru

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Office of the Advocate General Bengaluru
Office of the Advocate General Bengaluru

The Office of the Advocate General for Karnataka invites applications from recent Law Graduates for the position of Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant.

Qualification: Law graduates of the year 2023 and 2024 batches (0 to 2 years of experience).

Duration: 1 year with effect from the date of joining or termination of the service from this office, whichever is earlier. 

Location: Advocate General’s Office, High Court of Karnataka Building, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (physical presence required).

Job Description

  • The selected Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant will get a unique opportunity to work at the Office of the Advocate General on a wide variety of cases, with a particular focus on research for matters impacting public policy. 

  • They will be mentored by senior litigators and experience lawyering from a public institutional perspective. 

  • They will directly assist the learned Advocate General/ Additional Advocates General/ State Public Prosecutors/ Government Advocates/ High Court Government Pleaders or Public Prosecutors, as required. 

  • The role will also include regular interactions with government officials and other public servants. 


Applicants must:

  • Have graduated in the year 2023 or be due to graduate as part of the 2024 batch from universities/ colleges recognized by the Bar Council of India.

  • Show a demonstrable interest in litigation and public policy.

  • Have a strong academic record from a leading educational institution.

  • Possess well developed research, communication, drafting and writing skills.

  • Preference shall be given to applicants fluent in reading and writing Kannada.

  • Students having studied in Kannada medium until SSLC are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

1.    Send an email with the subject as “Application for Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant” to the email address:

NOTE: No physical applications will be entertained. 

2.    The above email must include, and comply with, the following:

  • A cover letter of not more than 500 words describing your interest in this position (statement of purpose).

  • A resume.

  • A recent sample of academic writing of not more than 2000 words.

  • A consolidated duly attested transcript of all semesters (if not available, please include transcripts of all semesters till date).

  • Provisional/ Final Degree, if available (if a copy is not currently available, it must be submitted prior to joining).

Application deadline: July 15, 2024 at 11.59 PM IST

Expected Date of Joining: September 1, 2024

Remuneration:  The honorarium payable shall be a sum of ₹25,000/- per month subject to statutory deductions.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview.


  1. Any false/ incomplete information provided by an applicant will lead to immediate rejection from the recruitment process or termination from employment.

  2. Once selected, applicants shall be expected to commit themselves to the work and schedule.

  3. Irregularity or a lack of diligence shall not be tolerated and may lead to termination of the clerkship.   

  4. The Law Clerks will be governed by the provisions of the extant criminal laws in force and the Official Secrets Act of 2023, as applicable to any public servant.

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