The tenancy legislation and enactment of the Hindu Marriage Code during the post-Independence period have encouraged the growth of the notary profession. Consequently, every taluka place has at least a score of pleaders while there are many more pleaders and advocates at the -- head-quarters.

The monthly income of a lawyer was found to range between Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 per month according to his ability and reputation.

The 1951 Census included business services in the legal services, entitled them as ' legal and business services' and put the number of persons following this occupation at 384 (382 males, two females). Of these, 279 (including two women) were in urban areas of the district, while the remaining 105 (all males) were in rural areas. The Census figures revealed that in 1951, two women were employed in legal and business services. The 1961 Census recorded a substantial increase in the number of persons following legal and business services, and recorded their number at 1,434 (1,423 males, 11 females). Of these, 380 (375 males, 5 females) were engaged in legal services. In 1961, there were 380 persons who were engaged in this profession as advocates, pleaders and mukteers. The 1971 Census records the number of persons engaged in ' legal services' as 79 of which 48 are in urban areas and 31, in rural areas.