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5 important questions about Supreme Court practice, answered by Advocates-on-Record

Advocate-on-Record enables you to file and lodge new applications in the Supreme Court.  If you are litigating in the trial and high courts until now and have always been wondering how it is to practice in the Supreme Court then read what these Advocate-on-Records tell you about their experience at the apex court.    1. What …

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I want you to imagine this kind of life

You wake up in the morning. There is a cold breeze outside, and a hot cup of tea ready in the big balcony of your bedroom, which overlooks a scenic park. The winter is just beginning in Delhi.  You have a long day at work but first you scroll through your phone and find that …

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How much can a district or trial court lawyer outside Delhi earn from performing Supreme Court work

No case in Supreme Court can be filed without appointing an Advocate-on-Record (AoR).  The highest court of India which is the penultimate temple of justice for indignants in the country is not accessible unless you appoint an AoR.  Oftentimes, AoRs don’t even appear before the bench and are generally the ones whose name is associated …

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Why cracking the Advocate-on-Record exam is HARD but doable now

Every litigator dreams of practicing in the highest court of India one day. However, that is easier said than done.  In order to file cases at the Supreme Court, it is important to crack the Advocate-on-Record Exam (AoR Exam).  The exam is not an easy one – approximately 650 candidates gave the exam in 2018, …

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Do you fancy yourself as a Supreme Court lawyer

Do the stories of how hard it is to establish a Supreme Court practice stop you from taking the first step? Are you a trial or high court lawyer who sometimes wonders what it would take for you to become a Supreme court lawyer? Are you practicing in a city that is far from Delhi …

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When does a career become attractive in the long term

When does a career become attractive? When demand for a certain skill is high and supply is low. If you want to make it even better, opt for things that will continue to have high demand but very low supply in the foreseeable future due to systemic reasons. International business law work is soaring right …

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3 times I embarrassed myself before my board while doing international expansion

I began my career with a small practice of my own. In my second year of practice, I had to deal with a client who had a wholly-owned subsidiary in Singapore.  Point A:  I was dead scared of ending up making a mistake with this client…..because how on earth was I going to be able …

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How many judges will India need in the next five years

India currently requires 50,066 more Judges to clear the backlog of 3.7 crores cases that lie pending in India.  How did we arrive at this number? The 120th Law Commission report stated that India needs 50 judges per 1 million population to adequately meet the litigation demands of this country.  Since India’s population is roughly …

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Which is the toughest judiciary exam to crack

In the last three years, five major states in India were not able to successfully fill all the judiciary seats that were advertised.  For three of the five states, more than 60% of the seats lay vacant! This was despite the fact that the number of students who appeared were more than 50 times the …

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What is the career trajectory of a judge in the lower judiciary

As a law student when you attend a court hearing, more often than not, you are fascinated by the power that the Judge emits.  By the bang of a gavel, the court is silenced.  Disrespecting the Judge can send you behind the prison.  You cannot address the Judge with anything less than pure words of …