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Thread : To persuade young #lawyers to sacrifice something in order to get long term benifits.

1/ Are you willing to sacrifice something for a better future? Then the following example may inspire you.

#lawyers #lawstudents #students #lawtwitter
2/ It was around 1991. I was preparing for AOR Supreme Court Exam. It was my first attempt at this exam. I had rented one room at about 200 feet distance away from my house.

In this room, I used to go to read for about 8 hours a day.

I used to study alone.
3/ (In 1975 around, I had picked up a quote from a book, "Isolation and Discipline are essential for progress of an Individual". I used to follow this concept wherever I can.)
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Thread : What care a #law #student should take while sitting in library, and digesting law #books? How should he navigate through thousands of books in law library of #college? What books to read and what to ignore?

1) The topic of this thread itself is complicated.
2/ But once I was also a law student. (In 1977). All the law books in law college library amazed me! It looked as if each book was radiating powers of the good over the evil. I had dreams of power and wealth and these books looked like my passport to a golden future.
3/ Do not blame me, if after reading this thread you become demotivated to read those AMAZING law books.

I may have tell you something which may not be found in ANY law book of ANY law college.
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Thread : What to keep in mind while arguing criminal cases involving finnancial frauds.

1) In cases involving murders etc, human emotions are involved. Various kinds of human circumstances evoke emotions that lead to the crime of murder. All these human factors are relevant.
2/ So even if it may look that the crime is such that death penalty should be given, when a lawyer minutely works on a series of emotional issues that lead upto the very minute of the crime, the judge may decide not to give death penalty.
3/ But cases involving financial frauds are different. Here the have usually zero sympathy towards accused.

These criminal cases of finnancial frauds are quite different. Sometimes amounts are huge and sometimes the amounts are very small..
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Thread : Why a litigant gets embroiled in multiple cases even when he is not a fault....

1/ #Lawyers will naturally earn more when a client has to fight more than one cases. This issue need to be examined by those concerned with laws in #India
2/ One Example : Suit for possession without seeking decoration of title is not maintainable but a fresh suit can be filed.

1) So first a litigant files suit only for possession and obtains stay against sale of property.

2) When other side points out defect in title,
3/ then the plaintiff withdraws suit and files another suit for possession as well as declaration of title..

The client will have to pay more and more fees.
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Thread : How to read a Legal Document. A small tip..

1) Clients come with heap of letters and documents and ask us to file their case.

There is a method about it which many #Lawyers use.
2) First, listen at length. Do not interrupt client if possible. Do not cross examine him. Do not disturb him. Avoid jumping to any conclusion about his case.
3) We cannot build our case on basis of what clients tell us.

We have to go through the papers he may have brought with him.

If there is a heap of papers, we may have to read them one by one.

Here, if we know some method, it helps. This method is the purpose of this thread.
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Alas! Alas ! Alas ! If someone had told me this when I was young. I wish someone had told me then that “The Road of Goals is filled with pebbles of gold.”

All I needed to do was to lift pebbles and to finish goals mentioned under the pebbles.

2/ To understand a cryptic section, we #lawyers and #judges, read a sentence twice, thrice or till we understand meaning of each word.

If you will read earlier tweet in this thread again, you may find that the pebbles on the road to goals are very heavy.
3/ As I came out from the college, I saw that my friends were focusing on picking up pebbles of gold on the road of goals. I however kept gazing at stars, kept reading books and became an idealist. I did not gave much importance to pebbles.
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Thread : Some Reasons on why Anticipatory Bail, even without copy of FIR, ought to be granted to those who fear arrest for some social media post, posted or shared by them.

1) It is possible for courts to grant anticipatory bail to any law abiding person under Sec.438 of CrPC
2) The meaning of Anticipatory bail is simply this, the police should not arrest, but should get some personal bond from accused that he/she will co-operate with investigation.
3/ The grant of an anticipatory bail order, instantly frees the accused from fear arrest and torture by police of different States. It frees him/her from fears of custodial deaths or ill treatment in police station.

#lawyers #lawstudents
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Thread on How NOT to take legal advice.

1/ If you believe that nowadays it is very easy to get legal advice. Then, this thread is for you. This thread may help you to think totally differently on lot of things relating to court cases.

#law #lawyers
2/ There are thousands of free resources on internet when a person can ask legal advice. There blogs, articles, paid articles which comes up on search and there are judgements and judgements. Search and you may start receiving calls guiding you free on your legal issue
3/ Some can search lawyers on LinkedIn and can send a hundred inmails seeking advice. Someone may guide him free. "Crowdfunding of Legal Knowledge". Are these methods useful? Or are they just "Baits and Traps"? Have you ever thought in this way?
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INCREDIBLE IN INDIA Law Makers do not need to have a degree of law. Only for lawyers and judges, it is compulsory to pass a law college. No doubt, we have messed up everything. #Lawyers #lawtwitter
2/ New Laws are required NOT REQUIRED to be cleared by any Judicial Committee to examine how many more judges and staff will be needed to deal with cases under new proposed law.
3/ Finance Minister is NOT REQUIRED to provide budget for salaries of judges who may be required to deal with new litigation arising from new law. #lawyers
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We've Group of #Lawyers in the following Cities:
Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, Narowal, Islamabad, Mardan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bakkhar, Mianwali, Chiniot, Bahawalnagar, Lrkana, HayderAbad, Kashmir, Virginia (USA), Abu Dhabi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Jatoi, Vihari, Bannu, Sakkhar
Peer Mahal, Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Shiekhupura, Layyah, and all the other small cities. We greatly appreciate all the #Lawyers for coming out in such huge numbers to volunteer their services for you.
آپ کو اطلاع دی جارہی ہے کہ جن معزز وکلاء/ایڈوکیٹ صاحبان کو ہم نے ہوسٹ کیا ہے، لسٹس لگا دی ہے یا پھر آپ ہم سے نمبر لےلیتے ہے، آگر وہ کام نہ کرے یا پیسوں کا مطالبہ کرے تو ہمیں ضرور میسج کریں تاکہ ہم ڈی نوٹیفائی کر انکو ہٹا سکے۔
ہماری آواز بنے آپ
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Thread : Four questions that may predict success of lawyer.

1/ Suppose you do have a abilty to read a law report and to make notes from that.

But do you also have ability to do the same when heat is 47 C and when there is no air conditioner?

#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ Do you have that abilty even when you are very much tired and feeling very sleepy ?

You may have ability to read any law report when you are required to do so for a case. But suppose, in your free time you are sitting in a court's law library,
3/ do you feel like opening any law report randomly and to start reading it randomly?

Suppose you have come to court but you have no case today. Do you feel like going and sitting in court of a most boring and most rude judge, a judge who keeps insulting lawyers one by one?
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Thread : Can a Police Officer seek Stay Order from Court if he is transferred, for not investigating as per wishes of political leader?

1/ The general answer is NO.

2/ Before 1982, if a govt officer was transferred in violation of guidelines, Courts used to stay such transfer
3/ Then a legal principle was evolved, "No govt servant has right to serve at any particular place". (So even if he is transferred in violation of transfer guidelines, no court can grant stay order on transfer.)

This principle of law, put all govt servants at mercy of Admin.
4/ After this principle was evolved, the Courts became helpless.

Though they can see that an honest govt servant is being transferred wrongly, they cannot stay the transfer order..
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Thread : About double lives of Public Personalities and some methods to see what is hidden from public eyes.

1) If you become a public person, you may also have to start living a double life.

A public person has to manage perceptions of public.

#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ The public perceptions of a public personality is formed by the way he is seen in public, the way he speaks when he is public, what he is seen "writing for public viewing". This is all about managing optics. Now professional services of Perceptions Managers have also come up.
3/ This automatically means that a Public Person must hide that which is distasteful to public eyes and he should display only that which is suitable for public. This creates a double personalities within one individual.
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About usefulness or not usefulness of Reading Books of Famous Lawyers:

As a young lawyer, I too read such books. They inspired and I hoped that reading them would improve my English expressions and use of idioms and phrases.

But after many years now, I have different views.
2/ I have found that such books have not helped me in my journey.

Some of these books were just showcases of their intelligence.

In some books they just tried to transfer their unfulfilled arguments, dreams, Just as our parents wanted us to pursue their dreams..
3/ None of the books which I read was specially written to empower Lawstudents or young lawyers. This was their last consideration.

Successful lawyers of these books had different circumstances, different education,
Their parents were different. Their cities were different.
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Can we please stop this #NowPlaying long drawn out past decade of pushing #BlackPeople out there as if #BlackLivesMatter @ukblm now have the #Blackpower who will make that change who are listening to their own @Blackbirds to #Brainwashing you into thinking,
well if #BlackWomen #blackmen #LeadersDebate are seen to be in talking #StopRacism in the @churchofengland @ECB_cricket that must put an end to #PoliceBrutality #policecorruption #RacismReckoningMed22 as the rest of those like @mjtward19 who loves #football along with
the rest of @GREATBritain as @wabbey @UNESCO ?refuse to see the real reasons #ToryCorruption #ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern #BorisJohnsonMustGo, being the very same reasons @Keir_Starmer #StarmerOut who should never ever have been the #LeadershipDevelopment for @UKLabour
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Thread to remove many misunderstanding in mind of people about Law of Anticipatory Bail.

1) This is an easiest law.

And yet when a person hears that police has registered FIR and may call him to police station, he becomes very very much frightened.
2/ If he learns that in FIR his aged parents are also named, his panic increases.

If the charges in FIR involve more than 7 years, 10 years or life imprisonment, his fears multiply.
3/ If he is debtor and if Creditor has filed FIR, his fear increases. He fears that police will call him to police station and will force him to sign a settlement and will force him to give post dated cheques.
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Thread on "Do Lawyers have conscience? Why they fight cases of criminals and rapists and for the most corrupt parties?

1) In India, lawyers are called Advocates under the Advocates Act.

#lawyers #advocates
2/ One meaning of word "Advocate" is "To speak on behalf of others".

And legal system is designed as "Adversial System".

Two parties are supposed to strongly argue on behalf of their clients and in this contested atmosphere, a Judge is supposed to give a balanced Judgement.
3/ When an advocate is arguing for prosecution, he is not supposed to speak on favourable points for accused.

When advocate is arguing for criminal, he is not supposed to speak in favour of prosecutor.
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Thread about how Judges examine a document when a doubt is expressed about genuineness of that document.

1/ The question was about genuineness of a Will.

The man claimed "He was servant of the deceased. All his relatives had left him in his old age.
#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ He was looking after all court cases between deceased and his sons. Being pleased with his service, the old man, before dying, signed one page typed will, in which one property was given to him."

There was doubt about genuineness of this Will.

3/ Judge examined the Will like a Detective.

It was possible that this man may have obtained signature of old man for purpose filing some case and then he may have misused this paper for making Will in his favour.

Judge carefully looked at Will.

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Thread "How to argue in court" - an easy to understand explanation to day to day Court Language.

1) First learn, "What is a Statement and how to make a statement to open an argument in a court.

a) "Defendant is fraud" This is your opinion. This is not

#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ a Statement for purpose of argument.

b) "Defendant has cheated me." This is again, your opinion. This is not a Statement for purpose of argument.

c) "Defendant cheated me of 50 lakh rupees by giving promise of giving a flat". This can do. The Judge

#lawyers #lawstudebt
3/ can understand what is your problem.

Judge can then ask you, "Why do you say so? What is your basis for saying so?"

Now here you are supposed to answer with some evidence (documents or other things) from which it is obvious that you might be speaking truth.

#law #lawyers
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Thread on story of lawyers, cobblers, tailors and rise of pro-poor political parties

1. 50 years ago, cobblers were seen outside every court. They used to sew and polish boots of lawyers.

Then machines came which made boots for lawyers. Machines also came to replace
2/ boot polishing work. Now they have almost disappeared..

The tailors used to have a shop in every street. They used to sew coats for lawyers.

Machine made clothes and coats came. And the tailors too disappeared.
I do not know where they went and

#lawyers #lawstudents #law
3/ how they may be maintaining their families.

Then there are talks that robots have been invented which can replace lawyers.

I am not sure where lawyers will go and how will they maintain their families.

In the meantime, movies and TV shows taught

#lawyers #lawstudents
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Thread on "Citing Reportable and Unreportable Decisions of Superior Courts after explosion of Internet Law Reporting Software which give a unique citation reference to each judgement."

1) There was a time when lawyers used to cite SCR a govt publication in arguments.

2/ Then came a period when lawyers begin to cite SCC (And AIR) a private publication in arguments in courts.

Then many other publications came, like Judgement Today, SCALE, and several other weekly and daily reports came and they used to be cited..

Then internet came.
3/ After internet came, many software's like Manupatra etc came.

Lawyers begin to take print outs and the print outs were cited as judgements.

Many times, these print outs used to print name of lawyer who is licensed to use this law software.

#lawyers #lawstudents
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Thread on need for lawyers and lawstudents to participate in public debates

1/ If you are a lawyer or law student, I can say,

"Vasant J Desai, my senior, used to say, 'Contribution of thoughts is the greatest contribution one can make to mankind'

#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ You can contribute your own thoughts on social media on any platform..

It may also improve your verbal expressions and presentation writing skills.

#lawyer #law #socialmedia #lawstudents
3/ It can also improve your arguments in courts.

Expressing one's thoughts, coherently, in a string of words is a skill required in legal profession..

There need to be an order and a subtle curtsey to opposite side, in whatever we may say.

#lawyers #lawstudents
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For Law Students and lawyers : Scope of Pillory Punishments

1/ In middle ages, a wooden plate was fixed around neck and hands of a convict, in such a that he can look like a walking banner. The hands were so fixed in wooden plate that he cannot eat or drink with his own hands.
2/ Then the convict was allowed to move in the town with wooden plate in his neck and hands.

This had dettent effact on people and there used to be less crime (Perhaps).

There are however provisions that

In present times, such punishments are not prescribed in law
3/ That certain crimes can be allowed to be compromised only with permission of Judge only.

This gives some powers to invent some new types of punishments to a Judge..

It was in news some years ago, that a political person was forgiven by judge only if he filed an undertaking
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A thread for law students and young lawyers.

1. The real life is full of deception.

All cases of deceptions, cheating come to court.

You will also see human greed and how it grows up within close family members.

You will also see criminality, lust and other vices in cases
2/ In cases, you will see how facts are selected and reordered or presented in such a way that White looks Black and, Black looks White. Innocent can be portrayed as guilty and guilty can be portrayed as Innocent.

You will see lot of misery in litigants.

You will also see
3/ how judges and lawyers treat litigants.

And you will also see that there is nothing much you can do about anything..

At such time, read some books on history of evolvement of law.

You may find that we are far better than our past versions.

We are just pawns in the game
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