A day in the life of a Lawyer!
Being a lawyer could be exciting for many, as it entails fighting for justice and clients you believe in. Some of the best colleges in India for law are the National law Schools and Delhi Law Faculty amongst others. Practicing of law is country specific and every system has its own sets of rules and regulations. Even within law there are various domains such Criminal, Civil, Defense, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Sports, Juvenile representative, Prosecutors, Solicitors, Legal consultants, Litigators and Paralegals.
Let’s see what skills are crucial and how most lawyers spend their day!
- Research to the core: A lot of research and reading is involved. For every new case, it is important for the lawyer and his team to get to the core of the case. You’ll need to read similar cases and deduct information to use it. Once the research is over, it is important to come to a conclusion and document it. You will need strong attention to detail and the ability to identify critical elements relevant to your case. It might sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack!
- Communicate your stand: Communication is relevant, both written and spoken. You will have to communicate the case details to your clients and present your argument in front of the jury. Your personality must showcase your confidence and clarity on your viewpoint.
- Culture fit: As a lawyer you will be required to work for long hours, even over the weekend. Court hearings and resolving a dispute is a long procedure, hence patience and self-belief is important. Sometimes there will be unpredictable twists and turns in a case and so handling pressure and uncertainty is important.
As a lawyer, most of your day will be spent researching on the core details of the case, speaking to the clients, writing emails, documents, briefs and letters, reviewing and studying the case files before hearings, meetings with clients and court hearings. Franz Kafka, a famous novelist once said, “A lawyer is a person who writes 10,000 word documents and calls it a brief!” That being said, it can be a lucrative and rewarding profession if you are successful.