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Our Ethos

ELP was founded based on the unalterable premise of excellence, acuity, integrity and an unwavering commitment to delivery. These principles continue to form the edifice of our approach as a Firm, to our clients, our professionals and our community, and this has served us well in our journey thus far. This approach has allowed ELP to work with and advise the very best clients, both in India and internationally. We encourage our people to strive for excellence and innovation within a meritocratic working environment and support their entrepreneurial spirit. It is our consistent endeavour with our people, to ensure that they imbibe the culture of the firm and form part of the weft and weave of the fabric of ELP.

Lateral Hiring

As a firm, we are eager on hiring and retaining people that match upto the firm's dynamism. Our selection criteria are not only based on academics and work experience but being a culture fit is also one of the most important criterion. Technical proficiency and professional ethics are a must. We have a transparent system that believes in increasing "Intelligent Heads" as against just the headcount increasing.
We do not leverage quality while getting people on board. We follow a multi-stage interview process where an applicant meets Professionals at various levels and this is not only to scrutinize them but also to bring the best possible understanding of the Firm and colleagues to an applicant before he / she decides to take up this opportunity.
If you seek to apply to ELP, you are required to fill in Applicant Form and follow due instructions. The firm shall revert on and indicate to you the status of your candidacy at appropriate stages of the selection process.

Internship and Training Programmes

Our early career program is the first step for any newly qualified professional towards building a relationship with ELP and the firm adopts an intensive training and selection process. All our newly qualified professionals are required to participate in any one of the internship and training programs to be considered for a further career at ELP.
Criterion for Intern Selection:
  • The student has to be from the 1st, 2nd or 3rd years of a 3 year course or 3rd, 4th or 5th year of a 5 year course.
  • Previous internships and exposure to work
  • Higher Knowledge Assessment scores
  • Clearance of the interview process
  • Conceptually strong and willingness to learn

Short Internship Program

This program offers a variety of assignments across the breadth of practice groups, thereby providing the interns, diverse exposure. This experience facilitates the participants to identify their areas of interest. The duration of internship ranges from a month to 3 months. This is available to students reading law at a recognized university (preferably 3rd year/Vth semester onwards in undergraduate programs and IIIrd semester onwards for post graduate programs) and for newly qualified professionals, who have not participated previously in ELP's internship programs.

Paralegal Program

This is a six month intensive program for participants to intern every day with the Firm after completion of their classes. This is open to students, who read law at universities in locations, where ELP has its offices. The participants of this program have the ability to request and the Firm has an option to place the paralegal to a specific practice group.

Articled Clerkship Program

This is a three year intensive full time program wherein participants may sign their Articles for the purpose of becoming a Solicitor by successfully passing the exam conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. The Articleship program is open to law students from their 3rd year of the 5 year law course or 2nd year of the 3 year law course. This program will allow the article clerk to work with ELP's various teams in different areas of practice and gain a wide variety or experience and knowledge, which will enable the article clerk to be successful at the Solicitor's exam.

Other Professional Trainee Programs

This one year professional training program provides qualified professionals with an opportunity to further their career in tax advisory and litigation. As part of the program, qualified professionals assist transaction and litigation teams on a real time basis on matters and transactions relating to direct and indirect taxes. This program is specifically designed for qualified chartered accountants.

Legal and Other Qualified Professionals

ELP takes pride in providing aspiring lawyers and other professionals with the platform to build their careers and has a strong culture of mentoring its team members, while ensuring they participate, from the onset of their career, in ongoing transactions and matters. ELP provides an opportunity to its team members of working with some of India's most eminent professionals, in their areas of expertise. ELP's wide roster of clients encourages a multi faceted approach in its professionals and ensures that each member gets exposure that cuts across jurisdictions, industries and business sectors. All these factors have contributed to ELP becoming one of India's most preferred law firms amongst aspiring lawyers.
A point of pride for ELP is the organic growth that it espouses through its internship programs and the commitment to first promote from within. It is also important for us, at ELP, to assimilate excellence wherever we may find it and we are always interested in hearing from talented individuals who wish to form part of and contribute to our Firm.

Evolution of a Professional at ELP

  • Partner
  • Associate Partner
  • Principal Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate