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Have you received an email that says “Congratulations! You have been nominated for ___ Firm of the Year award”? That email might have given you a feeling of pride and maybe you opted-in for the award; OR you weren’t sure about...
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“…..the canons of ethics and propriety for the legal profession totally taboo conduct by way of soliciting, advertising, scrambling and other obnoxious practices….”                                    ...
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LIFE IS NOT SO FAIR AND LOVELY At the outskirts of the Metropolitan court, I begin my day with the sight of all street smart lawyers who are out for today’s hunt. The hunters instinct is still seen in them when...
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Bangalore’s annual inter law firm cricket tournament is back! This is the 8th edition of the tournament, with the first four being organized by the Society for Indian Law Firms (“SILF”), while the next four (including this edition) have been organized...
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Last week (around 10.00 am) Nervous. Excited. After almost 2 months of sitting at office, staring at window, reading case bundles, drinking countless teas, researching case laws, I am going to appear in court. That too in Bombay High Court. YES,...
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What happens when you spend 5 years of your law school having the time of your life. Like literally, time-of-your-life!!! [Time of your life- excludes any such activity that requires paying attention in classes, taking internships seriously, taking moots seriously and/or...
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog post are of the fictional Indian lawyer in London, Nandii Reywal.  The author has no political or other agenda and may or may not agree with Nandii. Disclaimer 2: Let me make it clear...
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I just saw this on a corporate lawyer's Facebook page and thought it'd be fun to share here, with permission. Do please share your corporate law war stories in the comments. 8 years a lawyer by Anonymous 1. An administrator...
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Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, Court Witness provides advocates with the indispensable A-Z to the advocates' profession. Affidavit: A collection of lies that gain the veneer of truth because of the notary's signature. Bureaucracy: Any sufficiently large body organised...
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@CourtWitness1 spots this rather unfortunate formatting snafu in tomorrow’s Supreme Court causelist, turning an unlucky advocate into an apparent instigator of the horrific village-kangaroo-court-ordered gang rape. A cautionary tale for any litigators who might have thought corporate lawyers’ document formatting...
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dear friends, i am a criminal lawyer practicing in delhi since 1998. i saw cases like bmw, manu sharma, uphaar, jayalalitha, avnish bajaj of dps mms case, abu salem, etc and found that the hon'ble courts giving very patient hearing to...
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They say if you want to die of poverty, struggling to make ends meet, with no money and even less of a reputation, then choose your profession wisely because there are very few professions which can make you into an irritating,...
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You love some. You hate most. Given that you will spend most of your adult life working for them, the associate life unfortunately is such that you cannot ignore them. Bosses. Having worked for a wide variety, I’ve put together some...
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Disclaimer 1: The title for this post has nothing to do with Opal Mehta. Kaavya’s got the all the intellectual property for that one (snigger snigger!) Disclaimer 2: This post was conceived a couple of months ago. Recent occurrences have no...
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The legal education system in our country, to be frank, is not 'legal' enough. (If I'm anyone to comment on it; but since I'm a part of it, I believe it's my duty and my right to chip in my honest...
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It’s been a long time since my last post. 508 days to be precise as Thomson “without a P as in Venezuela” might say. 508 misery-filled, back-breaking days spent hunched over my keyboard at Bradbury and Laithrose churning out meaningless documents...
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From the Vada Pavs of Mumbai to the Kathi Rolls of Kolkata, there always will be the typical people you will see in every law firm. Here is DudeDiligence’s take on the people you meet at law firms: (a) The Hot Dumbo:...
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The news article below is taken from The Hindu dated April 11th, 2012. "Disclosing that he was “approached by a party”, a judge of the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday recused himself from hearing a petition involving a dispute between the...
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Happy Birthday Soli Sorabjee, explains corporate lawyer Ashim Krishna Sood in this ode to his former senior Sorabjee. Sood is a graduate of NLSIU Bangalore and Harvard Law School's LLM programme. He is now living in Delhi, after a stint in...
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