How to Work with a Senior Advocate

 
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Working in litigation is a dream of thousands of law students and graduates. Although there is no sure-shot way to succeed in the profession, working under the guidance of a senior advocate is highly recommended. However, not everybody gets a chance to work with good senior advocates as most follow a process of rejection rather than selection to choose juniors. Moreover, the challenge doesn't end at joining a senior; adapting to the working of the senior and getting the right experience and knowledge through the association are the tasks not everyone achieves easily.

This course deals with the concept of learning while working with a senior advocate. It explains the process and tips to get the job of a junior advocate and describes how one should work to achieve maximum out of the association with a senior, covering key aspects like work culture at a senior advocate's chamber, expectations out of a junior in the chamber, etc. The course is a must read for all law students and graduates who want to work as an advocate.

Course Outcome

 
 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the concepts of 'Senior Advocate' and 'Junior Advocate' and their role in the field of litigation
  • Prepare a cover letter and resume to apply for the position of Junior Advocate
  • Discuss the work culture at a Senior Advocate's chamber, expectations out of a junior in the chamber, client handling, knowledge enhancement, etc.
  • Understand the working and process of getting work with a Senior Advocate

Course Outline

 
 
  • Module 1 – Introduction to Litigation: Working with a Senior Advocate
  • Module 2 – Applying for the Post of Junior Advocate
  • Module 3 – Chambers of a Senior Advocate
  • Final Assessment

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Law Students
  • Law Interns
  • Law Graduates

Level: Beginner

Language : English

Evaluation Method

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Ananya Sarkar is an advocate in Delhi, working under the guidance of Padma Bhushan PP Rao, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Previously, she was working as legal officer in a corporate. She is a graduate from KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar with specialisation in Taxation Laws.
 

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