Legal Manager

Mastering the art of legal management for organisational success


A legal manager is a professional responsible for managing an organisation's legal affairs. They are typically responsible for various legal issues including contracts, litigation, compliance and regulatory matters. Moreover, legal managers are accountable for identifying and addressing legal issues within the organisation. 

They may develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal regulations and mitigate legal risks. Legal managers typically have a law degree as well as several years of law experience. They may work in various industries including healthcare, finance, government and non-profit organisations.


For Bachelor’s

  • The scholars may submit an application to a recognised university or college for a 3-year or 5-year Bachelor's degree LLB program. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a graduate degree, candidates must receive a 60% on their secondary-level board exam.

For Masters

  • The claimants can pursue a Master's degree such as an LLM, from a reputable college or university to develop their skills and become professional legal managers.

Job Roles

Legal managers are essential in managing legal affairs and ensuring that organisations comply with laws and regulations. Here are some of the job roles and responsibilities of legal managers:

  • Legal Compliance Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Intellectual Property Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Litigation Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Legal Operations Manager

Employment Sector Jobs

Legal managers can work in various sectors and industries including:

  • Corporate sector
  • Law firms
  • Government sector
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Education sector
  • Healthcare sector
  • Banking and finance sector

Top Recruiters

Legal managers can be recruited by various organisations and industries  including:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co.
  • Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • Oxfam
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
  • State Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Axis Bank


The salary of a legal manager can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors such as level of experience, location and type of employer.


Entry-level Legal Manager

Approx 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum

Senior Legal Manager

Approx 5 lakhs - 6 lakhs per annum

Top-level Legal Manager

Approx 9 lakhs - 11 lakhs per annum


  • Legal knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Project management skills
  • Technology skills


The scope of legal managers is broad and varied, as they can be employed in various industries and sectors. Here are some examples of the scope of legal managers:

  • Corporate sector
  • Law firms
  • Government sector
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Education sector
  • Healthcare sector
  • Banking and finance sector


  • Risk management
  • Cost savings
  • Strategic guidance
  • Collaboration
  • Reputation management
  • Compliance
  • Efficiency


  • Cost
  • Over-reliance
  • Limited perspective
  • Risk-averse
  • Legalistic approach
  • Resistance to change
  • Limited effectiveness