My Biggest Lawyer Lesson
As a Lawyer or Advocate in Indore I can say, this is a great profession! Especially if you’re passionate about helping people and you enjoy working on tough problems in society nearby you.I always classify the best lawyers as “forever students” because the law is always changing and lawyers are always having to learn new things. For me, that’s a ton of fun because it keeps things fresh. For others, that can be a bit overwhelming. But, it really comes down to what type of lawyer you want to be and the lifestyle you want to live. I being a practicing lawyer in Indore would like to suggest all of aspiring lawyers that please have a work life balance because there is no end to work. Define your priorties, moral values and ethics being a law professional.
There are so many different areas of law and you probably won’t enjoy a vast majority of them. For example, I personally would not enjoy much being a tax or wills/trust lawyer because I love being in the courtroom! So the area of law that you practice needs to fit what you want to do as a lawyer. But don’t worry, you don’t need to figure that out at this point. That answer typically comes while you’re in law school or during your first few years of practicing. Similarly, you will have to figure out what you want your work-life balance to be. Some lawyers take jobs with huge law firms because those jobs pay super well. Generally, the downside is that you work crazy hours and you have to work your way up the ladder to progress in your career. On the other hand, other lawyers will take a job with a small law firm or a government job because, while those jobs don’t pay super well, they can get a ton of experience and they don’t have to work the crazy hours.
Finally, if you want to be a good lawyer, then I ALWAYS and STRONGLY recommend that you get some trial advocacy skills. In my experience, those with trial skills can really propel their careers and achieve much more in a shorter amount of time.
Advocate J.S. Rohilla
Indore: Madhya Pradesh