17 Tips for Young Lawyers from Litigation

17Tips for Young Lawyers from Litigation

17 Tips for Young Defenders of Litigation
17 Tips for Young Defenders of Litigation


 Guidelines for Young People Calling for Progress in Litigation

"Litigation is rewarding, but it is challenging as well."

For new lawyers, congestion around the courts can be exhausting.

You have to walk around different stadiums on the same day. Your oldest may tell you at 10:30 a.m. that you attended an order in court at 11 a.m. And for a second you are empty, because you don't know ...

What's the point? And so on.

It may happen that you may arrive at court on time but sit in the wrong courtroom ...

Calm down, you can handle such situations smoothly. You just have to be prepared.

You must be prepared for all kinds of emergencies, once you enter into a suit.

Here are some tips that will help you in such situations:

# 1. Don't take it lightly.

Especially when your boss assigns you a job. Start working on the task given to you.

Complete them as quickly as possible, because there are a lot of tasks waiting to be customized for you.

Or you may have to wait until midnight and even come to the office early in the morning the next day.

# 2. Before you leave, carry a few things with you without fail.

The perfect menu for the Judge's Tool Box includes -

1) Pen (blue, black, red)

2) Heiliter

3) Flags/sticky notes for your association

4) Strong glue

5) Small stapler

6) Bleached

7) Small Diary

8) Some relevant application formats (e.g. exemption, postponement, approved version, vakalatnama, etc.)

9) Some court fee stamps are only available at certified stamp sellers normally near the courts


Recommended to read - "Agitator Toolbox"

# 3. Plan your travel.

All right... Are you ready to leave?

Are you going to the office first or directly to the court? Will anyone be with you? Get answers to these questions, because you have to plan accordingly.

Use Google Maps to determine the exact location and time it will take to get there with different means of transportation. Google Maps helps a lot.

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17 Tips for Young Lawyers from Litigation

Get help from apps like M-Indicator that work best for instant information about any type of transportation. "M-Indicator" currently provides only data on Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, but you can find some other applications with similar service.

Plan your trip quickly accordingly.

If you drive yourself, check if there is a parking space near the stadium.

Normally, the courts are open to all. But, if you're going to bring a case in the Supreme Court, you'll need a court clearance. So, make sure the court card is ready.

# 4. Remember - office and court staff are your extended family.

Also ask your colleague or clerk if he has gone to that court or has done the job assigned to you. Full reliance on technology may sometimes not work. A writer or colleague may also tell you something Google can't do.

Maintaining good relations with court staff will always help. Because inside the courtroom your colleagues or the elderly will not always be around you. But these people will always be there.

# 5. Read books.

When you step into litigation, you know that "you know nothing."

Therefore, the more you nourish your mind, the more useful it will be to you.

Read the provisions, abstract verbs, comments, and books specifically related to procedural laws.

If you know the procedure well, you can easily handle situations in court.

The books will help you understand court proceedings in a clear way.

I agree that these law books are expensive, and the salary you get at first is not enough.

But that's no reason to stop you. Your boss may have a lot of these books, ask him to lend you some. Or get it from the court library, where you will have access to a large variety as well.

Another effective way is to read e-books, which you can read anywhere from your mobile phone. There will be situations where you will be trapped and you can not escape, so use this time to read some good things on your mobile phone.

You can also download some e-books for free from the Internet. But I suggest you download the Kindle app and subscribe to any unlimited plan of kindle.

Compare the cost of a book with the cost of formatting its e-book. You'll know that e-books are much cheaper, sometimes half the price of the printed version of this book. But, to be honest, very few books related to the law are available in kindle format.

E-books help you read effectively as they can be accessed anytime, anywhere. In addition, they are also pocket-friendly.

Try reading with your Amazon Kindle and share your experience.

# 6. Contact your customer if necessary.

Take your customer's contact details. If the customer's presence is required in court, contact the customer and make sure he is present.

Take the necessary steps, if attendance is required but your client will not be able to appear in court.

# 7. Read the case.

At least take a look at the summary of the case before leaving for court or take advantage of travel time to read the summary.

You have a clear idea of it.

What will happen at today's session and what requests should you submit (if any)?

Ask your colleagues or seniors about it. If you can't, check the status of the case yourself from the Ecourts website or application.

Your senior colleague or colleague may say something like "Nothing will happen and an appointment will be made so just go standing there." Most of the time their expectations are correct, but nevertheless, I would suggest at least some information on this issue and its current phase. Because if the judge's mood is bad and you can't answer a question he asked on the subject. Then you may have to go through some humiliation.

# 8. Look for the stadium.

After reaching the courthouse, look for the courtroom where your case was listed on board. Because courtrooms are usually not arranged according to their digital sequence. (At least I haven't seen anything yet)

Somewhere near the entrance, you may see a map guideing you around the court complex, look for it. If you can't find, ask any lawyer to direct you to the courtroom. Make sure you're in the right place.

# 9. Find your issue.

After reaching the correct courtroom, check the court panel that will be hanging somewhere outside the courtroom or you can also put the painting on the table directly in front of the judge, where all lawyers usually sit.

Read the painting carefully. Things are listed according to their stages. Check the serial number of your case. On the board.

# 10. Be careful.

Even if it's your serial number. He is 53 years old and currently 32 years old. Things can be different and you get mixed up with what's going on?

For example:

It may happen that immediately after 32 53 is called. Don't be surprised. This may be because all of these things were connected to one party and were heard collectively.

It may happen that 10 to 20 issues were called in sequence within 5 minutes because no lawyer or party appeared.

The judge may first discuss some sort of matter and then follow up with the painting according to the serial number. Another judge may take a certain type of thing only on a given day of the week.

The courtroom work schedule is subject to the judge's discretion only. Therefore, you just collect this necessary information in advance.

Number 11. Get to know the judge.

This is one of the scenarios in which your contacts appear. Click on your contacts and get some information about the judge. Get answers to questions like -

How's he/she in the mood today?

Is he/she encouraging the little ones?

What are the common mistakes that make him angry?

Is the application allowed/rejected?, etc.

Also check the language the judge feels comfortable with. For example: If you are in a court of first instance and the judge is more satisfied with the local language, so it happens.

Number 12. Last minute check.

Make sure you have the correct summary and required documents.

If your submissions will be long, write down important points from them on paper.

Highlight relevant points and bookmark the relevant pages of the case summary. Keep all this at hand.

Talk to your client. Make the necessary changes to your transmissions, if necessary.

If you are assisting a defense attorney - keep your brief at your fingertips, and make sure there are sufficient copies of other judgments and orders. Any notes I made to help him.

# 13. Points to be observed during the hearing.

Be precise and come before the judge when the translator calls you.

Make your own submissions. Be heard, clear and polite.

Listen well to what the judge says as well as the remarks of the lawyer who appears on the other side, because you have to update your boss accordingly.

Finally, after the work is over, write the minutes of the hearing in a nutshell somewhere in the same summary of the case. Also type the next session appointment without fail. Update your boss immediately afterwards.

# 14. Write down your notes.

I'm not telling you to write appropriate personal notes, as you use to write them down during your university studies if you use it.

In this area, you will learn something new every day. So just write down the new thing you've learned today, or just notice the doubts/questions that have occurred in your mind.

You can use apps like "OneNote" or "EverNote", because these apps also come with many different features to take good notes.

It's best to write it as soon as it comes to your mind. It can be difficult to retrieve after that and you may not remember it. For example: a very interesting question appeared when you were witnessing a murder trial.

#15. Don't neglect your health.

There is a phrase in Hindi, "Jean Hain to Jahan Hin". Meaning - (if) there is life, there is the world. So, give Health your first priority, no matter what.

As a judge, you will have a tight schedule. Walk around different stadiums all day and then go back to the office and get ready for the next day. You should also accompany the elderly to various meetings you may attend.

Therefore, it will not be possible to carry your food box wherever you go. You may have to eat out.

Avoid fast food, avoid fatty foods and spices, and avoid too much sugar.

Don't starve.

Take more fluids. Soft drinks are not recommended, instead choose fruit juices, milkshakes, flavored milk, etc.

Go to the season and go to normal, eat more fruits and salads. Enter the fruit in at least 30% of your diet.

If you stick to these basic tips, that will be enough. Because the food you eat affects not only physically, but also mentally.

But at the same time, don't become too rigid and follow rules like android. Sometimes, eating your favorite snacks with your colleagues won't hurt you much.

# 16. Work ethic.

This is the most important thing. If you enter into a lawsuit only given the huge payments that older people receive, end it now. Because you won't get it unless you work your ass and gain the required knowledge and experience, which obviously takes time.

To survive during that period, you must be very passionate about what you do. Don't be selective at work. Everything that's thrown at you, you have to do it. Also, maintain the quality of the work at the same time.

I've worked in a lot of places. The biggest lessons I have learned from my experience is that until a particular task is considered your business, nothing can be achieved productively. So, consider it your personal task, not the work of your colleague or not a task assigned to you by your boss, but your task.

If you maintain this position, then you will only work responsibly and come out with more productive and quality outputs. This will eventually lead to your development and growth in general.

# 17. Track your money.

Initially, payments are very low.

So, it becomes really important to keep track of things like, how much you spend, where you spend, etc.

You may also have to submit your travel expenses sheet at your workplace.

You have a lot in your palette, let some great apps do this work for you. Just update your data regularly, so you have a clear picture of your expenses and act accordingly.

There are many money management apps available in the app market, which best suit your requirements.

You can also make a simple Excel paper.

I recommend using Google Spreadsheets. The most important benefit to use is that you can access and edit your data anytime, anywhere. The only thing you need is your device, internet and gmail account to sign in.

The image above gives you a short overview of how to start using Google spreadsheets.

I would suggest you spend only when needed and provide the rest to invest in some good books and tutorials.


The litigation is huge.

It will take time to gain experience, but this is the most important thing you should do if you plan to practice law.

In addition, the experience of litigation will have great weight wherever you go in the future.

The above tips will definitely help you start your career in litigation.

All the big defenders you see in the news today started from the same path as you. Therefore, be persistent, and gain knowledge not only by law but also by courts and other things. And you will certainly live the life of your dreams.

Did I miss any point above?

If you would like to add some tips, please comment on them below. It will be very useful for young litigants who join the profession.