Job Opportunity at Office of the Advocate General, Karnataka

About the Office

The Office advises the State Government regarding all its legal affairs and defends legislation and public policy before the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Karnataka, and various other Tribunals and judicial fora.

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 experienced lawyering from a public institutional perspective.

They will directly assist the Learned Advocate General/Addl. Advocates Generals/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.

Number of Vacancies

5 Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistants


1 year with effect from the date of joining


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


• Students must have graduated/be due to graduate from Law Universities/Colleges recognized by the Bar Council of India.
• 0-2 years of experience.
• Demonstrable interest in litigation and public policy.
• A strong academic record from a leading educational institution.
• Well-developed research, drafting, and writing skills.


The Honorarium payable shall be a sum of Rs. 25,000/- per month.

Application process

  1. Send an email with the subject as “Application for Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant” to:
  2. This email should include the following:
    • A cover letter of not more than 500 words describing your interest in this position
    • A resume
    • A recent sample of academic writing of not more than 2000 words.
    • Consolidated transcript (if not available, please include the transcripts of all semesters till date)
    • Provisional/Final Degree, if available (a copy of which will need to be submitted prior to joining, if not presently available)
  3. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview.

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

Application deadline

June 10, 2022 (Wednesday) 11:59 PM IST.

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