Mr. Jaydeep Mehta is a Designated Partner, Lexstreet Advisors LLP, Advocates & Solicitors. He may be reached at email@example.com. In this post, he has discussed about specific Career options for the law students –
Handling of M&A assignment of one MNC company, handling insolvency matters in NCLT, Mumbai are a few interesting assignments handled by me.
What would be your words of advice to the aspiring advocates, who feel discouraged to join litigation as a Career?
Our country is in a shortage of good litigation lawyers. I would advise them to read the law thoroughly and analyze the various provisions of law in depth and work under a Senior Advocate for a couple of years. They need to understand their professional duties towards the court of law and protect the interest of their clients. They should not consider only monetary benefits. They must attend various courts, especially High Courts to observe how Senior Advocates are representing the cases. Even by observing Senior Advocates in various courts, they can learn a lot. They must also draft petitions on their own by referring books, case laws etc. This will improve their practical knowledge.
What is the key to become a successful Corporate lawyer?
One needs to have a passion to study law and analyze the provisions of law to be a successful Corporate Lawyer. I would advise aspiring corporate lawyers to attend various seminars on corporate laws being organized by other professional institutes like The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India etc. This will not only enhance their knowledge but also give them an opportunity to network with the professionals of such other institutes. They must subscribe to various corporate law journals like SEBIi & Corporate Laws, Corporate Law Advisor, CS journal etc.