How we conduct the Training and exactly how we train
TRAINING LAWYERS WORLDWIDE
Latest trend of the law colleges is to place their students in law firms as interns or usually ask them to seek an internship.
In internship, the students learn only the clerical parts like managing files, as well as research, which they have been already doing as internet search. Definitely they are not given any kind of training and of course paid miserly since they are interns and thus save a lot of money on research clerks.
End result, the student has not learnt anything very useful to become a legal professional.
Present Method of training:
After the person decides to become a lawyer, he/she finds a suitable senior lawyer through his/her contacts to obtain a Juniorship under the senior. Acting as a junior for at least three to five years or even more, one starts taking up matters on one’s own.
The Junior gets to learn the practice of dealing with clients, drafting and handling matters only as done by his / her senior, which may or may not be proper.
Drafting is learnt by either reading from the present briefs or by taking dictation from the senior.
Junior's Life (now a days also fancifully termed as Junior Associate):
First at least 6 months go in simply writing down the diary of the senior (a PA’s job), and then a few years in taking adjournments on the ground that, the senior is not present in the court at the time. A few months thereafter one only handles the filing part and teaching fresh juniors on how to maintain the diary.
The Junior is not taught to either directly draft the main case or even application nor allowed to argue out the matter, as the client has paid for the services of the senior concerned and not the junior and the junior is at the most permitted to take down dictation in place of a steno
In return the Junior sometimes gets a low stipend.
After a few years the junior finds that, he / she has nothing more to learn from the senior, and the low stipend does not fulfil the dreams as also seen by him / her regarding the actual income of the senior. Therefore the Junior starts independent practice, by either taking a sharing office or an independent office somewhere, or setting up one at his / her own residence, with the support of the family and treads of the unseen and the unknown, prepared only roughly by the senior, and fear in the heart regarding the success of his / her practice, but a glimmer of hope in one’s eyes.
Even after becoming independent, the lawyer works one’s way up by continuing to learn from other lawyers, the court, the books and even the clients, and by observing others around. After several follies over the years, one gets to become a senior and starts earning decently.
The Law Officer:
After a few years of practice, a lawyer unable (cannot find clientele independently) or not willing to practice independently (not taking the risk of unsure practice and client payments and / or low income) takes up the job of a law officer.
The law officer is supposed to know his law as he / she is experienced and is directly given work, which even he / she may not understand, and again learns from (and is manipulated by) the lawyers actually handling the matters of his office. He / She also draft the routine documents by simply changing the necessary details in the old draft as safe bet, the old draft having been made by some good lawyer.
However, the law officer gets an acceptable pay, which mostly pinches the employers considering the knowledge level and skill set of the concerned law officer.
Basically there is no proper coordinated training to train either a lawyer or even a law officer.
What do we do?
We Train the lawyers and law officers in the most comprehensive way, by imparting them actual practical on hand training named "Mastering Advocacy", as well as explaining the methodology for everything and supervise them into converting the theory taught into actual practice guiding them all the way to make them perfect.
We thereby instill most essential skillset required post completion of law graduation and as an essential additional qualification thereto, cutting short the periods required for Juniorship as well as incubation period for independent practice.
The training holds tremendous qualitative value in terms of grooming aspiring legal professionals and simultaneously prepping them to make the best use of their Juniorship and helping them to kickstart their independent practice.
How do we do it?
First we take up the basic skill set needed to become a successful lawyer, or law officer, and impart training into the very basics and fundamentals by honing their necessary skills needed for this, under the experts in the field.
Next we take up the lawyer’s and law officer’s working, taking one item at a time, and first explain the basics of the same and then impart extensive on hand training and practice with individual supervision and under the direct guidance of individual experts in every such item.
We also train into the basics needed into the professional life as well as general working life, bringing deep understanding of the real life situation in the world outside the academics.