About the Young Lawyers Div:
In 2019, the INALP developed its Young Lawyers Division with an aim to attract young lawyers to join the association and become active and engaged in its various divisions, groups and initiatives and also to build an interactive association with fellow young colleagues from around India.
The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of INALP is a secured platform for young advocates, giving members tools to navigate the early years of a career, opportunities to network, and resources to grow skill sets.
It further is an opportunity which shall provide young lawyers to meet and develop experts from the field of law and relationships globally, leadership opportunities, hone skills which are required in daily practice of law and the most important the opportunity to give back to the society.
The major goal of all our activities is to create a win-win situation in which young lawyers can enhance their skills and networks thanks to INALP programmes, conferences and other projects, while simultaneously providing the INALP and its constituents with fresh ideas and aid INALP by providing inputs over various policy recommendations on critical issues. Therefore, the YLD serves as an ‘entrance door’ for young lawyers by fulfilling the aforesaid.
As a young lawyer, we all face various hurdles in our professional sphere, be it in terms to court practice, dealings with employees, job search, choosing the right expertise, financial securement etc. Hurdles can very easily dissuade young lawyers, especially if they being first generations. Hence, we at INALP tend to bridge the gaps of first generation lawyers to skills and resources which they are required to have, helping young lawyers to be motivated in their professional fronts, build leaderships skills, provide them with a base of accessing contacts globally by conducting webinars, seminars, conferences, panel discussion, meets/social gatherings etc.
Objective/what we do:
• The objectives of the Young Lawyers’ Div are to identify, discuss and promote issues involving young lawyers both around the world and within the association also providing policy recommendations critical issues.
• The Young Lawyers Division offers practical skills training programs to help you succeed in your law firm, Chamber practice and gain a professional advantage.
• To actively engage younger and newer members of the INALP to stimulate participation in the INALP, and thereby in pro-bono service and contribution to the legal profession.
• To promote the success of younger and newer members of the INALP by providing opportunities for professional development as well as network development. You will be provided with opportunities to interact and develop networking skills with lawyers.
• The YLD of INALP aims to achieve this by means of flowing communications with the other INALP Divs’ so that their relevant activities and programmes can be actively promoted to young lawyers as well as by getting young lawyers involved directly by recommending them as speakers.
• Publications and awards for young lawyers
• Building network
• Career counseling
• Virtual pro bono clinic
Membership - Who is a Young Lawyer?
A Young Lawyer is any member of any Indian state Bar Council or the Bar Council of India (registered or unregistered) in good standing, whether active or inactive, under the age of 37, OR any attorney who has been admitted to the Indian Bar (of any state) for less than five (5) years.
To help you learn the keys to success, monthly web/meetings and informal social gatherings are offered to enhance your development in the following areas:
• How to Succeed in a Law Firm
• Where is Your Career Going?
• Creating a Productive Work Environment
• Lawyering Skills
• Professional Image and Presentation Skills
We can introduce you to other young lawyers in India and abroad, involve you in pro bono activities and much more. As an YLD’s INALP member, you will enjoy an array of member benefits.
1. Sharpen your practice: (free access to library and other various legal search engines)
2. Accelerate your career (content access to webinars, jobs, etc)
3. Broadening your connections (maintaining national and international connections)
4. Save money (discounted program and events offers for members to INALP’s events)
5. Join member groups like virtual legal aid etc.
6. Organizing webinars, conferences etc to develop leadership skills of young lawyers
Glimpse into YLD short seminar topics:
The following is an overview of the kinds of short seminars which will be conducted by experienced practitioners in addition to legal webinars:
Learning the Basics:
• How to draft commercial documents
• How to prepare pleadings
• How to improve your speaking and presentation skills
You’ve Just Started, But Where is Your Career Going?
• Identifying career options
• Setting career goals
• Strategically planning your career development
Getting to Know the Community
• informal social gatherings/webinars with other new lawyers
• Exposure to virtual pro bono services and other community activities
Gain a Professional AdvantageProfessional Image & Presentation Skills: Practical and persuasive techniques to improve your professional image and have more impact in the courtroom, office and elsewhere. The Beginning of Business Development: Experienced practitioners will discuss how the associate can begin to:
• Overcome hesitations to developing new clients
• Interview clients with confidence
• Market him or herself and the firm
• Meet client expectations
• Deal with difficult client situations …And More
Your first years in practice (if in a law firm)• Choosing a law firm environment to meet your goals
• Enhancing relationships with staff
• Enhancing relationships with partners
• Problems to expect
• Clearing obstacles and hurdles to success
• Finding opportunities outside your firm
• Planning long term goals
Creating a Productive Work Environment and Effectively Managing Your Time• Balance billable hours with administrative, professional and personal time
• Prioritize tasks
How to branch out to independent practice? Am I ready?• What is the right time?
• Skills needed?
• Financial crunch management?
• Practical aspects to keep in mind? ...And More.
Anushka Bhardwaj AroraVice Chair
Advocate, speaker, Ram Jethmalani Academic Excellence Awardee (for over all outstanding performance), Anushka Bhardwaj Arora specializes in Intellectual Property Laws. Anushka’s forte lies in taking up challenging matters and litigation. Alongside IPR, she has dedicated her time into Commercial, Civil, Criminals matters and Arbitration. She has represented clients from leading Companies, firms and Individuals. Anushka’s litigation experience is not only confined to National practice but she has also trained-cum-interned at various law offices in Singapore.
Anushka is a graduate from Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Main Campus (BA. LL.B. (H) (2017), New Delhi and has earned her Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore (LL.M. IPR).
Anushka bears a multi faceted personality. She has not only excelled in academics (top 5-10 in all years of law school, topped in final semester), has also won laurels and accolades in prestigious Moot Court Competitions including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, Conferences and seminars (National & International). Anushka is also a member of the Philip C. Jessup Family, after winning the 3rd Best Advocate Award in the year 2017; She has also been called upon by the said organisation to Judge the World finale International rounds and National rounds since 2018. She has also judged other competitions and mentored teams. As a student Anushka has also worked diligently for the welfare of the University students and society, by being at the principal positions in the University and Hostel Council, Legal Aid Society, the Indraprastha Law Society etc.
Anushka has also written numerous research papers on topics ranging from IP laws, social welfare laws, International Laws etc. and was even invited to present her research on transgender at Ghent University, Belgium.
Kshitij Sharma is a young lawyer and currently working with one of the leading Real Estate Company in Delhi NCR named Rise Projects Pvt. Ltd. as their In-House Counsel.
Kshitij being a law professional has earned expertise in Real Estate Law, Civil Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution etc., being an In-House Counsel, he has gained diversified exposure of practicing in Indian Courts, he frequently appears before the National Company Law Tribunal, Hon'ble Delhi High Court, RERA, NCDRC, DRT, NGT and other Tribunals & District Courts and has been a part of various Arbitrations, he has assisted the Senior Counsel appearing in the well known "Amrapali Case" pending before the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
Kshitij has always strived towards making India's Justice Delivering Mechanism, the best in the world with his aim, dedication and will power.
Baldeep is a final year law student at Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana. He is currently working as a Chief Experience Officer at ISAIL where he connects with AI and Law experts, and helps ISAIL with planning and organising events. In addition to that, he writes Position Statements and Discussion Papers in the field of AI and Law.
Baldeep is also working as a Legal Intern at Vrikshit Foundation, Rohini and till date, he has shadowed Advocates at Ludhiana District Court, Punjab & Haryana High Court. He has also interned at Lawgical Associates, Delhi.
Apart from this, he also volunteers at Adore India NGO where he conducts informative educational online sessions for children.
Mudit Marwah is a first-generation lawyer and has attained his expertise and experience in the field of civil and criminal litigation. Currently working as an Associate in AGC & Partners, Delhi, he has a comprehensive understanding of the Indian civil and criminal laws. He has appeared in Delhi district courts, High Court of Delhi, district, state, and national consumer forums and various commissions.
He also has good command over conveyancing and interpretation of various types of contracts/ agreements, collaboration agreements including vetting of contracts and documents. He has previously worked as Junior associate at Gambhir & Jurist in Delhi, Associate advocate at A.R. & Associates, Karkardooma District Courts, Delhi.
He supports social responsibility and hence works with the Litigation & Consultation department of Indian Lawyers Association for Pro Bono matters and is a Legal Consultant and advisor at K&K Associates. He is also an active member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) since 2019