Each new year is different from the previous year, 2018 was one of them. A year in which I officially enrolled myself in a bar, qualified the AIBE exam, published my two magazines “Hope and Her Life” and also a first step towards the litigation being “Advocate”: A life-changing year.
Old stuffs collected
It wasn’t easy as it seems
Memories were heavier than the luggage;
When I left my Hostel room.”
I came back to Delhi permanently; On 24.04.2018; same place; same room; same associates; I started my journey.
Days passed; in the month of June result declared and I completed my Law degree with the first division. Everyone was happy including me as this was one of my dream and the aim can say, since decided in the eighth standard.
”Some things you want to live for, forever”
In the month of August, we decided to go Udaipur for our re-union and to bring all documents which are required for registration in a bar. ( My first leave). A trip along with my best friend; we reached; I recalled my each and every memory of hostel, college, campus. We met with our professors, Dean, warden, and to my other batchmates and juniors as well. It was a memorable trip. Those days we were tried to live our college and hostel life again. Those three years become an unforgettable memory now. (To be honest, I completed my graduation from Delhi University but I never enjoyed myself much there compared to my Law course). Everyone appreciated and congratulated me for my magazine as well. We all share our experiences and place of jobs some in the corporate sector, some in courts rest of them in politics. I also placed 100 copies of my magazines in college Library ( Demand of Dean Sir and he was so proud of that) Overall, it was great time. Thereafter, we collect our documents and return to Delhi.
Within a day I submitted my form for registration in a bar and continue myself with the experiences and learning of the life of the court. In the month of September which is also my birthday month, I planned with my best friend to visit “Golden Temple” as that year she also enrolled herself as Architect officially. ( My second leave).The plan was for my birthday but due to her busy schedule, we went in the first week. And, On 04.09.2018, My name finally prefixed with ” Advocate”. ( Thankx to Babaji)
After 3 days I came back to court, the day I wear a neckband first time. It was early in the morning, as usual, 9:30 am, Sir was there; happy enough: bought me a neckband; That white colour band on my suit with a black coat; My God! I was feeling like I’m top of the world, I always been so fascinated towards it, and the day when it was on my own neck; that feeling is hard to describe in words. On the other hand, Sir taught me the aspects which being an Advocate I must know and realises: now my every mistake counts, my every words matter, my every action have consequence, a time to be focused more, in order to learn as well as to earn; to work efficiently in an effective manner; a time where I contribute myself in society for the justice. And, In the month of November, I sit for AIBE and qualified that also.
The journey of being Advocate begins; I filed my first Vakaltnama in one of the arbitration matter; we were appealed against the arbitral award. The signing of Vakalatnama is “joie de vivre ” but holding that responsibility is never be easy. One becomes liable for each and every consequence. ( Negligence will not be considered as an excuse anymore) One should walk with steady steps. It becomes a duty towards your client a faith he shows in you. I must say, dealing with a client is an art in this profession.
The matter was listed for argument; it was my first argument; I went; mixed feelings; argued in that matter with the help of my notes; the appeal decided in our favour.
One of the habit I developed within me is to make notes; (a brief of the case)it always helps while arguing in the matter. Most of the time during arguments I always try to memorise the facts and grounds in mind rather open up the file repeatedly; the presence of mind matters a lot; one cannot easily presume what objection would raise. Even I feel reading every sentence and each word to judge, make him bored sometimes; he already read what you have written; how precisely you submit your submissions matters. ( Covering all relevant points) That single page of my notes at the opening page of files not only help me during the submissions, but it also helps sometimes in the absence of sir; when judges are not ready to give adjournments and Passovers.
And, Hustling every day, from here and there: all around, in the courts, I enjoyed and learned every day, the day starts with zero and learning whole even; end of each day I have many things to revise. I learn to take one step ahead, from reading files to arguing in applications, I consistently try to improve myself. Utilizing the free time in reading and discussing, whether it is on a seat or at the library. ( I can’t sit ideal except my tea breaks)
In life, I have been exposed to a challenge called “change”.It can occur in many different ways and dealt with in many different ways. I have come to the awareness that change can be the deepest of all things. fighting with the depressing phase; learned to set aside my emotions. Sometimes, no matter how strong you are there always comes a point of time where you actually started feeling frustrate and there comes a time where you learnt to deal with battles as well. This is the harsh reality; believe it not, But Being a woman as Advocate is tough: because everything around you says that you can’t, and they just want you to get rid off, they come up with free advises which you don’t even ask but you have to listen it ( A formality) Every day I came home back crying; luckily Life experiences helped me to deal with such kind of situations as well. So I fight back, replied them back, the day fighter within me came out (maybe). The day made me realised, running away from situations/ problems is not a solution in life; every day is a battle, in a court, in life or even in your job.
“The great insight of the enlightened, Gautam the Buddha, was the everything that is, will change and the changed will change further. Hence, one must neither get attached to joy (happiness) because that will pass away; nor get depressed with sorrow (suffering) because that too will pass away.”