Careers

ALG is an equal opportunity firm, employer and place of internship. We actively seek, promote and possess diversity within our ranks and our programs, taking affirmative action when required for anyone who is disadvantaged for any reason yet deserving to be given the opportunity to prove ability, merit and competence. We are always scouting for talented individuals to come work with us.

You may use the web-forms provided on this page to apply for the following:

– PLACEMENT for Attorney positions. Advocates having Certificate of Enrolment / Practice in India, or law students graduating in next 12 months with law degree accredited by BCI (Bar Council of India) are eligible to apply.

– JOB for non-Attorney positions. Graduates not having or pursuing a law degree are eligible to apply.

– INTERNSHIP with law practice of the firm. Students pursuing full time law degree program are eligible to apply.

An application must be filled-in directly by the candidate.

At ALG, we have, designed, and installed our procedures in a certain way that vests capacity, initiative and control over the Placement / Internship applications with the individual candidates themselves.  We accept Placement / Internship applications only if received directly from law students / alumni through the Webform available at this website. Applications sent in through any other mode are not entertained. We are unable to process or entertain Placement / Internship applications, profiles or resumés collated and sent by law schools or by placement agencies or by recruitment companies or by other third parties. We do not bypass the application process provided here for any intermediation processes such as campus visits, onsite placements etc.  by any university / law school, placement agencies, or recruitment companies. We may, however, mark our email communications to the concerned university / law school for verification of academic credentials or recordal of acceptance, etc.

PLACEMENT
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Placements are for full-time Attorney Positions with the firm.

Attorneys of the firm are practicing advocates on a retainer with the law practice of the firm, not employees in a job on salary.

You may seek placement in the firm for being retained as a practicing advocate, if you fulfill any one of the following three criteria:

– You are enrolled with the Bar Council of a state in India; or

– You are already eligible to enroll with the Bar Council of a state in India as an advocate and intend to so enroll and practice as an advocate; or

– You expect to acquire eligibility to enroll with the Bar Council of a state in India as an advocate within the next 12 months and intend then to so enroll and practice as an advocate.

While applying for a Placement, you need to apply either for Placement as an Attorney (General IP) or for Attorney (Patents).

Attorney Positions that can be applied for are – Trainee Associate (if you have been in law practice for less than 12 months), Associate (if you have been in law practice for at least 12 months) and Senior Associate Designee (if you have been in law practice for at least 36 months with a law firm of which at least 24 months have been in IP law practice). You will need to select at least one of these preferences. The application process for higher Attorney Positions is only by invitation.

All firm attorneys work in an Online Format from wherever they please. For any in-person client meetings that may be required or for any in-person ALG Team meetings that may sometimes be required, there are two physical offices currently maintained by the firm – at New Delhi and at Hyderabad, and there may be additional ones in the future. Otherwise, there are no location requirements on any ALG attorneys. All firm events are enabled for remote online attendance, participation and hosting – for all firm attorneys.

JOB
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Jobs are for full-time employment with the firm. Jobs are not for Attorney positions with the firm. If you have a law degree or pursuing one, please do not apply for a job.

While applying for a Job in the firm for being enrolled as an employee:

• You will be able to provide your preference(s), if any, for the designation level – Junior or Senior or Manager.

• You need to apply either for the Job of an Administrator (Management), or for the Job of a Administrator (Legal), or for the Job of a Patent Analyst or for the Job of a Patent Agent. You will need to select one and only one of these four types of Job applications.

Since working in an Online Format may be an option available, there are no location requirements for applying for a job at ALG. Otherwise, there are two physical offices currently maintained by the firm – at New Delhi and at Hyderabad, and there may be additional ones in the future.

INTERNSHIP
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Internships at ALG are with the firm’s law practice. You may seek internship at ALG if you are enrolled in a full time law degree program (accredited by the Bar Council of India) and if upon completion of your law degree program, you expect to acquire eligibility to enrol with the Bar Council of a state in India to practice as an advocate.

ALG administers following Internships under its Internship Program:

1. Pre-Final Year Internship.This internship is only for students in the pre-final year of their law degree program. You may apply for the Pre-Final Year Internship anytime from 12 months before entering the Pre-Final year till 1 month before exiting it. This means you can apply for a Pre-Final Year Internship as soon as you enter your antepenultimate year of law degree. During the entire period of the internship, the Intern must be a full-time student in the pre-final year of the law degree program. Internship is for one month, and it is not possible to do more than one internship while one is a pre-final Year student. Pre-Final Year Internships are not for pay internships.

 

2. Final Year (Follow-On) Internship. This internship is only for students in the final year of their law degree program who have previously completed a Pre-Final Year Internship at ALG and have also received a recommendation from ALG to apply for a Final Year (Follow-On) Internship. It is possible to apply for a Final Year (Follow-On) Internship anytime from earning a recommendation to apply for a Final Year (Follow-On) Internship till 1 month before exiting the Final Year. However, there must be a gap of at least 6 months between the Pre-Final Year Internship and the Final Year (Follow-On) Internship. During the entire period of the internship, however, the Intern must be a full-time student in the final year of the law degree program. Final Year (Regular) Internship is for one month, and it is not possible to do more than one internship while one is a final Year student. Final Year (Follow-On) Internship is a paid internship, and currently the stipend is INR 12,500/- for the internship.

While a recommendation to apply for Final Year (Follow-On) Internship does strengthen the application if made but it does not guarantee selection. We are selective in giving our recommendations for Final Year (Follow-On) Internships, and we are even more selective in accepting applicants for Final Year (Follow-On) Internships. Final Year (Follow-On) Internship are granted to only those candidates who can be expected to earn a recommendation to apply for placement in an attorney position.

 

3. Final Year (Regular) Internship.This internship is only for students in the final year of their law degree program who did not intern with ALG in their Pre-Final Year or interned with ALG but did not receive recommendation for Final Year (Follow-On) Internship. You may apply for the Final Year (Regular) Internship anytime from 12 months before entering the Final Year till 1 month before exiting it. This means you can apply for a Final Year Internship as soon as you enter your pre-final year. During the entire period of the internship, however, the Intern must be a full-time student in the final year of the law degree program. Final Year (Regular) Internship is for one month, and it is not possible to do more than one internship while one is a final Year student. Final Year (Regular) Internships are not for pay internships.

All ALG internships are assessment internships. As a Pre-Final Year Intern, you will automatically be assessed for a decision by the firm on whether or not at the completion of your internship, to issue to you a recommendation to apply for Final Year (Follow-On) Internship. As a Final Year Intern, Regular or Follow-On, you will automatically be assessed for a decision by the firm on whether or not at the completion of your internship, to issue to you a recommendation to apply for placement in a specified attorney position. A Follow-On Internship significantly improves chances of Placement.

Internship slots in a month are limited, and these slots are taken up largely by Pre-Final Year students. Select internship slots for Final Year students are mostly occupied by Final Year (Follow-On) Interns. If you are a Final Year (Regular) Intern, you are amongst the very few so selected. Your chances of being accepted for a Final Year (Follow-On) Internship are significantly higher than your chances of being accepted for Final Year (Regular) Internship. Since we receive far too many highly deserving applications for extremely few internship slots, we are unable to issue recommendations or offer internships to many highly deserving candidates.

While applying for an Internship, you need to apply either for the Position of an Intern (Patents) or for the Position of an Intern (General IP). The scope of Patents Internship subsumes the practice areas of not only patents but also designs, plant varieties, technology and telecom. The scope of General IP Internship covers all other practice areas of core IP as well as of IP+ including environment and consumer protection. You will need to select one and only one of these two categories for your Internship application.

Like the Online Format in which all firm Attorneys work from wherever they please, all firm Interns intern in an Online Format from wherever they please. To schedule any in-person meetings if required, there are two physical offices currently maintained by the firm – at New Delhi and at Hyderabad, and there may be additional ones in the future. As an Intern, however, you will not be required for any in-person meetings. Like with all firm attorneys, there are no location requirements on any ALG Interns. All firm events are enabled for remote online attendance, participation and hosting – for all firm attorneys as well as for all Interns.

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