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1/ Thread (8) Young Lawyers who want to learn Criminal Law without help of any guide or mentor, may consider following points.
1) Criminal law is a "Tacit Knowledge" (Knowledge that is learned by doing a task. Just like learning to ride on a bicycle. Here the whole body learns the skill when a job is actually being done.)
2) To learn from a case, you must have access to some actual record of a criminal case.
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1/ (7) Young lawyers often feel stuck in their career. They may try following exercise.

This exercise is called "20 Sentence Completion Exercise"
2/ Write, "I feel stuck in my life because ........ ".

Then complete this sentence 20 times. This will take out all worries from your mind and will put them on paper where you can see them.
3/ Then write, "I feel unstuck because .....".

Now, complete this sentence 20 times.

Here are some examples which have guided me :
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1/ (6)Young lawyers who do not like Criminal Law, may consider following points.

Crimes happen in morning.
Crimes happen in Afternoon.
Crimes happen in evening..
Crimes happen during nights.
2/ Rich people commit crimes.
Poor people commit crimes.
Middle class people commit crimes.

Crimes happen in posh colonies.
Crimes happen in slums.
3/ Crimes happen in winter.
Crimes happen in summer.
Crimes happen in monsoon.

In criminal law you need to master only three laws.

In criminal law you need to read judgements on only three laws.
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1/ (5)Young lawyers may find it helpful to keep a "Chronicle of Mistakes".

In young age, we are bound to make mistakes. After a hearing is over, we have lots of second thoughts on what we could have done differently to win the case.
2/ But by then, the bus has left. We feel sorry and guilty.

Following point can be remembered to reduce stress of discovering our own mistakes.
3/ "It is okay to be wrong. It is okay to commit mistakes. I showed up and I tried. And that is what it matters. "

It helps to keep a Chronicle of mistakes or a Learning Journal, to record what we could have done differently.
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1/ (4)Young lawyers need to be clear about their fee policies.

I hear lots of juniors who complain that clients exploit them and pay them very low fees.

Following point can be remembered to reduce stress of being paid low fees.
2/ "Fee is not always in cash. It can also be rewards of other kinds".

Since 1982, my fee policy is :

"Whatever you can pay. You should be comfortable. And I should also be comfortable. You should not expect me to spend from my own pocket".
3/ My definition of "My being Comfortable" kept changing upward as my clients base grew.

Let me know if this suggestion is helpful and practical.

(c) Haresh Raichura 10th February.2023.

#lawyers #law #lawstudents #lawschool #lawyerlife
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- #Not a good situation for our Country to be in!”
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1) I lived under the regime of the #SEC for 25 years as an investment banker. So what I am about to tell you is nothing new to me. Every member of the securities industry can corroborate and every securities lawyer with integrity can back these statements.
2) DISCLAIMER: Before you proceed, you must know that I am not a #securities lawyer, and this is not legal advice. In addition, these are only my own opinions.
3) The SEC designs rules that makes them "operatively contagious", like a virus. If Im sick and I touch you, you get sick. To understand what this means one first MUST understand the term #Gatekeeper as it is has been commonly used in the regulatory community.
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A Noida Court will today hear the bail plea of advocate Bhaavya Roy who was arrested by police for allegedly hurling abuses at security guards working in a residential society.

#BhavyaRoy #NoidaCourt #lawyers #BhaavyaRoy
A video of Bhaavya Roy had gone viral on social media in which she was seen calling security guard "Bihari" and using other sexually lewd words.

The viral video shows her as assaulting the security guards.

#BhavyaRoy #NoidaCourt #lawyers #BhaavyaRoy
Bhaavya Roy was arrested by Noida Police and has been sent to judicial custody.

The bail application will be heard by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Richa Upadhyay.

Hearing is likely to start at 12 noon

#BhavyaRoy #NoidaCourt #lawyers #BhaavyaRoy
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Thread (1 to 8 ) 1/ A liftman in my chamber building recently committed suicide. We are taught in colleges that Law is considered science of social engineering.

Then can we explain position of law relating to suicide of this liftman ?
2/ He was in his 40th year. He used to salute me everytime I enter and leave lawyers chambers. Like all other lawyers, I also used to give him tips. But then nothing more.
3/ When I heard about his sudden suicide, I first time realised that he too was a human being with emotions. So far I used to see him only as a liftman.
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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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