Making Career as Marine Lawyer

by Pratish Amin on Monday 7 May 2012, 11:23 AM | Category: Legal| View: 1672 views
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Marine Lawyer, also known as marine law expert is to be updates with the latest shipping and marine laws set by the country and also keeps abreast with developments in marine industry. The marine lawyer has to take up various cases that take place during shipping. However, there are different works for different lawyer in this field.

Many have already pictured the marine lawyer job in two aspects. For many, such lawyers are for carrying out the legal paperwork that is undertaken while loading and unloading of containers in the dock. For others, such lawyers are typical people who work in courtrooms fighting either for defendant or plaintiff. However, the actual work of marine lawyer is much more than this.

The maritime lawyer has to understand the principles of the law that is being led and governed by International Maritime Organisation and also laid by particular country or state. Lawyer has to be very fast to work on paper works to deal with legal matters. Also work according to the different time zone of the country.  It is probably the area where the individual has to work on diverse areas.

The best part of being marine lawyer is that there are very few in India, so the lawyer will deal with international shipping companies and can even get the chance to go abroad. There are a lot of travel opportunities in this field.

However, one also has to be ready to work for long hours under different time zones. The payment entirely depends on how you handle and win the case and legal matters.

Institutes in India offering Maritime Law:

Individual who has completed law degree can go for this maritime law. In India there are some institutes that offers course in marine law.

·         Vishwakarma Maritime Institute, Pune

·          Fleet Ocean Maritime Academy, Pune

·          International Maritime Institute, Noida

·          Symbiosis Law School, Pune

·          International Maritime Academy, Chennai

·         Tolani Maritime Institute,  Pune

·         Ocean Ship Maritime Services, Pune

·         Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai

·         Sailors Maritime Academy, Andhra Pradesh

Remuneration offered to Marine Lawyer:

The remuneration offered in maritime law is huge as fees by the clients. As the work includes load of legal matters and round the clock follow up professional marine lawyer would charge hefty fees.  A trainee can expect Rs 10,000-25,000/- and professionals and experienced can expect more. Also there are law companies hiring such lawyers.

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