Legal Profession

How Expert Testimonies Can Help Understand “Battered Women”

By | September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Editor's Note: In this post, Moksha Kothari argues for the inclusion of export testimonies in instances of domestic retaliatory violence. It is argued that an expert can help judges better understand the psychological impacts of prolonged domestic violence that often results in retaliatory actions. Introduction When gender was still a binary concept, men and women, [...]

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 [...]

A semblance of objectivity, but a long way to go!

By | September 3rd, 2018|Senior Designation, Supreme Court of India|

On August 6, 2018, the Supreme Court's guidelines for the designation of Senior Advocates were released without much ado about anything. A shocking predicament for a set of guidelines meant to revolutionise the process of designation is revealed by Sughosh Joshi, who takes a closer look at them to determine how far do they take [...]