A legal analyst is a specialist who has studied law from an LLB college in Gujarat or elsewhere and conducts legal research and gathers all the legal information that is related to it. They monitor and study, and develop written summaries of anticipated and endorsed court decisions, legislation, trade journals, regulations, industry standards and other relevant publications apart from amending drafts of leases, contracts, licenses, policies and other legal documents. They usually work in a team or individually, depending on the kind of work that they do. However, they are the primary person to contact in internal business/crisis management teams seeking statutory advice.
In order to be eligible to become a legal analyst, it is important that the candidate must check that they meet the pre-stated requirements which are listed below. These conditions may be different for different analysts given the nature of their job.
The candidate must have qualified all necessary examinations with proof of the same from a recognized LLB college in Gujarat
The university mentioned above should be recognized by the UGC and the BCI.
The background much preferred is law as compared to other disciplines but in several cases, having a law degree is compulsory during recruitment of candidates for the job. Both undergraduates and graduates are usually considered for the job.
In order to be promoted to the position of a legal analyst full time, the candidate is required to have some prior work experience which may be inclusive of internships. The work experience has to be in the same field and should be undertaken in either their undergraduate or postgraduate years.
The candidate apart from legal knowledge should also be proficient in databases and tracking systems. Thus, computer systems in general should be a top priority for the candidate during their education and they should be able to access and use all available legal research sites.
Apart from the above mentioned skills, the candidate should also be well versed in communication skills, both verbal and written.
In order to understand more about how a legal analyst functions, let us understand the kind of work they do. Their duties depend on the job, their team and the kind of cases that they undertake. However, an extensive understanding of the government's law, procedures, regulations and other authorities is essential no matter what domain they work in.
The law universities in India play a vital role in this. They should have excellent researching skills, should be able to access legal documentation and legal records. At the end of their day, their main aim is to enhance the overall functioning of their organization, research legal specifics to advise the company on decisions that they ought to take, prepare exhibits and summaries for legal proceedings and public research records. Heavy emphasis is laid on inspecting testimony and evidence and the preparation of reports based on evidence.