Young Lawyers

Ethics in the Profession: The Spine of a Litigator

By | August 24th, 2020|Access to Justice, Judicial Ethics, NALSAR Alumni, Professional Ethics, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: Against the backdrop of the Prashant Bhushan contempt case, Talha Abdul Rahman* asserts that lawyers are ambassadors of rule of law and should courageously point out any wrongdoing or arbitrariness in the conduct of those in authority. A career in litigation is fraught with fresh challenges every day. Lawyers are humiliated by judges [...]

Justice N. Anand Venkatesh on the Structuring of Pleadings – Part II

By | July 18th, 2020|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Civil Procedure, Guest Speaker Series, Litigation Practice, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: This post (the second part of a two-part series) is a transcript of a webinar conducted by Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court on the Structuring of Pleadings under the Civil Procedure Code. The webinar is a part of the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering’s Webinar Series on Practical Skills [...]

Justice N. Anand Venkatesh on the Structuring of Pleadings – Part I

By | July 18th, 2020|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Civil Procedure, Guest Speaker Series, Litigation Practice, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: This post (the first part of a two-part series) is a transcript of a webinar conducted by Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court on the Structuring of Pleadings under the Civil Procedure Code. The webinar is a part of the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering’s Webinar Series on Practical Skills [...]

The Indian Legal Fraternity is Failing at the Premise of its Own Existence

By | July 12th, 2020|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Bar Associations, Constitution of India, Diversity, Judicial Administration, Judicial Ethics, Litigation Practice, Senior Designation, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: In this blog post, Sanchit Khandelwal highlights the nepotism and favouritism prevalent in appointment procedures of the judiciary, selection of senior counsels, and at the bar. Due to such nepotism and favouritism, young lawyers and subordinate judiciary judges from marginalised communities suffer unduly. This necessitates the need for reform. Introduction Recent findings and [...]

Litigating away to an Island of Independence – an Illusion? (I of II)

By | April 20th, 2019|Bar Associations, Bar Council of India Rules, Litigation Practice, Success in Litigation, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

In a two-part series, Abhijeet Singh Rawaley* writes about and tests the validity of the tag of independence that is often ascribed to a career in litigation. In this first part, he looks at the intra-profession influences on any practitioner. The second piece in this series will cover the extraneous influences that  litigators face in [...]

Expectations of the Bench from Young Advocates

By | September 18th, 2018|Judicial Ethics, Professional Ethics, Success in Litigation, Supreme Court of India, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

In this interesting article, Justice Ruma Pal, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, offers an insider's perspective on tricks of courtroom lawyering. She takes the readers through the necessary ingredients which make up a ‘legally successful lawyer’ as distinguishable from a ‘successful lawyer’. The didactic article is addressed to young lawyers in a [...]