Hi Friends , legal practice as an advocate in court is not so easy. There are so many problems when you start your own independent practice in court. Firstly , you will be discouraged by almost all persons. it is said that the advocacy has no certainty of income and a new advocate has a very long period of struggle for his or her livelihood. To some extent , these points are true. New advocates should accept this truth so that they can mentally prepare themselves to face the challenges of this profession. Had this profession not been challenging , it would have lost its beauty and charm. The new advocate should enjoy this challenge. The initial struggle will bring a world of freedom and knowledge.
Lets talk about Some major problems coming on the way of new advocates –
How to find a chamber and seat in court?
A sitting place is necessary to start legal practice where one can deal with his clients. A chamber can be taken on rent or managed with any other advocate. A proper establishment will reflect your legal confidence. It will also help in developing a good relationship with clients. So once you decide to have your own independent legal practice as an advocate , you should think first to manage a good chamber at Court or set up a good office at any communicative place outside court. This is the initial investment you have to do for your profession.
How to procure clients ?
Clients come through your contacts and relations. Develop as many contacts and relations as you can. It will help you in legal profession. Developing contacts and relations are also endless process and you should enjoy this process through all channels. Social media will help you a lot in this regard. Make others feel your presence on different social platforms.
When you start independent practice , generally court works come from other advocates if you have good relations with them. Perform your part very punctually when you are assigned any work by them. They will start having faith in you. Punctuality matters. It also gives a first and important impression on your clients.
How to know the practical procedures of court ?
I will tell you a very simple formula in this regard. Spend your time inside court room hearing arguments and watching presentations of other advocates in court. It will teach you many procedural things. The great issue is drafting. You may contact the typist in the court premises to get the draft of any case. Gradually you yourself become very expert in drafting. A good drafting book will also help you. You may also get the help of other advocates to know the drafting style. Basically , Cr.P.C. and C.P.C will help you in knowing the procedures of court in criminal and civil court matters.
How to Earn money?
It is a big question for new advocates. The source of income for advocates is his clients. So your clients will pay you that is called the fees of an advocate. Advocates charge for their works which increase with their experiences. Initially try to create association with some good advocates who will engage you with their case paying some amount. Latter on when you get your own clients , you will have no time for the work of other advocates. Naturally you will be busy with your own cases earning a lot of money. The thing that will reach you to the higher position of advocacy is the nature of enjoying with disputes and process of court. Always try to understand your case whole heartedly and present it before court with full enthusiasm.