50. Legal work in English

English is the official language


I work for a legal firm in Bengaluru in the area of Indian Corporate law.

You may be thinking, how does a law firm in Bengaluru communicate with clients who may be speaking in up to 10 languages - Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, English, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi.

The firm’s clients are MNCs and they interact in English only. Their Indian employees do not entertain my law firm in their vernacular Indian languages. They speak in English only.

In MNCs, the official language to conduct business in India is English only.

In fact, my firm has all the law books of different states translated into English, as you can see in the picture above.

However, I can read the script of all Indian languages.


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