How To Become A Lawyer In Pakistan

The process of becoming a lawyer in Pakistan is neither hard nor easy. It depends upon the several stages to reach at a professional stage of a practical lawyer. It requires a time of several years to become a lawyer in pakistan.


Step By Step Guide For Becoming A Lawyer

You can start your proper law journey after inter. But on the other hand, there is no age limit for becoming a lawyer in Pakistan the first step is LAT. You can apply for this test after inter or graduation.


LAT Test

The first step in the process of becoming a lawyer is your LAT (Law admission test) of a total 100 marks , the passing marks are 50 for this test. You have to apply online for this test at official website.


LAW Degree

After passing the LAT exam you have to complete your LLB degree (bachelor of law) from a university or specific law college. LLB is a 5 year program in pakistan.Besides these if you completed a foreign LLB approved from the pakistan bar law council then you are eligible for further process.



After getting the kaw degree your next stage is to pass the LAW-GAT (LAW Graduation Assessment Test) that is Pakistan Bar Exam. This test is taken on a quarterly basis and consists of multiple choice questions of 100 marks. The passing marks for this test is 50.Unfortunately if you failed in this exam then you have 4 more attempts to pass the test.



After passing your LAW-GAT you need to complete a 6 month apprenticeship with a senior experienced lawyer so that you can watch and learn the practical law field. This is alo very important part of this process.


Practising Licence

The next step after your apprenticeship is to apply to practise law in pakistan.Pakistan bar council issues the licences and you must need a senior and experienced advocate who will sign on the certificate to confirm that you have completed your apprenticeship.

This was the complete process of becoming lawyer in pakistan after practising law in low court the candidates will be able to apply for the high court practising.

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