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How to get a job as an in-house counsel in a tech company

I have worked for a large part of my career in in-house roles. I was hired as a wild card entry in one of my roles.  The person hired before me couldn’t adjust to the fast paced environment and left within a week. The company was a fast growing, young and dynamic company which had …

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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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5 business development skills that will help paralegals to find the best paying work in any legal market

If you understand talent arbitrage and purchasing power parity, you would know that a lot of money can be made by doing remote paralegal work. See this video on how you can make money as a paralegal and on which platforms you can use to find work. You could be a specialized IP paralegal, and …

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What is algorithmic collusion all about

This week I have decided to delve into Algorithmic Collusion. It’s something which you have probably read about in the passing but has not paid much attention to, mainly because: a. the topic is relatively complex to understand (just like the terminology)  b. The legal regime around it is not very clear.  Instead of throwing …

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This decade has just 1 more month left

2020 has 1 more month left. The last month of the last year of the decade. What will you do with this 1 month? Can this be the launchpad for an amazing decade for you? 1 month is enough to turn your life around, if you put in the 10x efforts needed. Let me tell …