Legal profession is doubtlessly one of the most rewarding professions provided one succeeds in digging one's heels in, which indeed takes a good deal of determination, perseverance, and hard work in addition to ability. Like all professions, being a successful lawyer demands the existence of a certain set of skills in abundance. The entrance examinsations to Law School ensure that only those get to enrol for LL.B. who have the required natural ability and aptitude to be lawyers. However, to have an edge one needs to pick and hone a fed other skills, which are not as easy to master. From the way one dresses to the way on elistens and speaks in the courtroom and outside are all relevant to one's success as an advocate.
Unlike any other independent profession, advocacy is not just about an individual doing a certain kind of work and being paid for it. It is actually a lifestyle comprising of stict codes to be adhered to. And it takes some time for fresh law graduates to understand that advocacy is a lot more that just knowing the law and making a convincing argument.
Therefore, we decided to do a story to sketch the shape of advocacy so as to give the new entrants a fair idea of what the court, the clients and the society might expect of them.