Can You Practice Law in India Without a Law Degree?
It is not allowed to practice law in India without having a law degree. Section 29 of the Advocates Act, 1961 states that only a person who is enrolled as an advocate under the Act can practice law in India. To be enrolled as an advocate, a person must have a law degree from a recognized university and must pass the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, foreign lawyers can practice law in India in certain limited circumstances, such as if they are representing a foreign client in a case before the Supreme Court of India. Additionally, certain government officials, such as judges and magistrates, are allowed to practice law in their official capacity.
However, for the general public, it is not possible to practice law in India without having a law degree. If you are caught practising law without a license, you could be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.