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Is it harder for female lawyers to succeed in criminal law

I remember that fateful day in a certain government office in the beginning years of my independent practice. I was supposed to secure a crucial approval for a client..  I had waited to meet the relevant officer for an hour and I was really stressed because this was important for the client. I was told …

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How many of you want your 2021 to be better than your 2020

How many of you have made new year resolutions? I love making new year’s resolutions. They work great for me. Here is how to make them work. If you don’t have a resolution yet, make one. 1st January is not the only day to start a great habit or practice. Today or tomorrow is as …

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How does corporate law as a career compare with litigation

In addition to deciding which area of law to pursue, this is another question that constantly puzzles law students.  Many people are confused between these two areas because of what they hear from their seniors and also because of different television shows or movies. Both seem appealing because, on one hand, there seem to be …

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What can I do as a law graduate struggling to find a job

This is the number one question plaguing fresh law graduates and this isn’t surprising. Just look around and check how many of your batchmates actually found a job after their graduation. Check how many from among those who got the jobs were earning at least Rs. 25000. The figures are likely to be discouragingly low. …

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Here’s why your next judiciary attempt must be your best…

What are the most common reasons that candidates struggle to crack the judiciary exam in their first attempt?  Do you feel that if you don’t crack it the first time, it’s not much of a problem because you have another chance? What is the real cost of giving a judiciary exam for the second and …

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How to prepare an effective study plan for judiciary preparation : secrets that toppers and coaching classes won’t tell you

I have been working on imparting practical training to young lawyers who want to secure the best law firm jobs, in-house counsel jobs or establish their own practice for the past 8 years. Test prep was a vast expanse of unknown territory. We made a super-successful training program for the All India Bar Exam, but …

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What are gateway services and how can independent practitioners use them to onboard new clients faster?

One of the biggest problems that any young lawyer faces while starting up is getting their first client or initial clientele.  For instance, you may get a breakthrough when a client for whom you have done simple trademark registration work, comes back to you for a litigation case and you can successfully defend their claim …

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5 unconventional skills outside LLB syllabus that any independent practitioner or small law firm owner must learn to survive

What are the skills that an independent practitioner must learn?  You are not merely responsible for performing the tasks that your senior delegated to you, or for ensuring that you deliver a great quality of service to the clients of your senior or law firm.  As an independent practitioner, or someone who builds a small …