About the Young Lawyers Division:
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.
• Sharpen your practice: (free access to library and other various legal search engines)
• Accelerate your career (content access to webinars, jobs, etc)
• Broadening your connections (maintaining national and international connections)
• Save money (discounted program and events offers for members to INALP’s events)
• Join member groups like virtual legal aid etc.
• 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.
Shruti is an Experienced Legal Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Legal Advice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Arbitration, and Legal Research. Strong professional with a B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) focused in Law since nine years.
She is a corporate legal consultant in Immigration laws. She is passionate about access to justice, gender rights, pro-bono policy in India, environmental law and social changes. Her vision is to combine her expertise in the legal field with her training in the welfare sector and to contribute to the society. She has conducted due diligences of Companies’ Real Estate and assisted in other ancillary Compliances under the local laws.
Vidula is a young lawyer practicing before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and various other Tribunals. She worked with a reputed law firm in Mumbai, and further made a shift to Delhi in 2018.
Since then she is practicing as a lawyer and has a great understanding in Criminal Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law & Family/Matrimonial Law. She also performs social work for the deprived class of the society. Apart from doing litigation she indulges in writing several articles in different fields of law some of which are published in SCC Online Blog, The World Journal of Juristic Polity etc.
Kirti BhardwajVice Chair
Kirti Bhardwaj is a dispute resolution lawyer. She has a master in Comparative International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London, LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and bachelors in Political Science Honors from Hindu College, University of Delhi.
She has worked at litigation and an arbitration team with law firms in Delhi and London and has also worked as a legal consultant at Bachpan Bachao Andolan, largest child rights movement in India.
Digant Mishra has done BA-LLB from Sinhgad Law College –Pune (University of Pune). Digant is also part of the Legal Panel with Kartavyam (NGO) and 4 Eyes Security Services Pvt Ltd. On panel of legal adviser. I gained significant legal experiences and have interest in Constitutional laws and Criminal laws and the Member of People’s Mediation Centre(IIAM) and was appointed as an Ambassador of RIO IDRC Programme for UN (2018). He has worked and took keen knowledge with Addl. Advocate General (U.P.), Special Counsel and Special Rape Case PP Delhi Police Supreme Court also with other Panel lawyers in Delhi High Court & Bombay High Court.
Awarded with various certification and participation in national level moots, National /State level conferences, legal aid camps and awarded the best volunteer / student award from college. Apart from this he has worked with PVR India, PDT and Nagesh Kukunoor (Indian Filmmaker and script writer) and got appreciation award from IYFMY.(International Young Film Makers Festival)
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
Mahek Jain is a first generation lawyer. She has graduated from Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, Bangalore. As she is voyaging to the legal domain, she is engrossed with learning, research and drafting skills. She has a keen interest in Environmental Law, and Arbitration laws. She is currently interning at Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. Mahek has attended various workshops and seminars pertaining to the environmental law and other parameters of the legal field.
She has obtained a certificate of Excellence for involvement in “Green Revolution Global Certification”, cause supported by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She has also been a part of workshop organised by CEERA, NLSIU on “Energy Law and Management in India”, “Arbitration Law and Practice” and “Human Rights Sensitization Programme” sponsored by NHRC and organised by NLSIU, training programme in “Drafting Skills” by the Bar Council of India. Mahek has actively participated in various Moot Court competitions and debate competition during her college days. She believes in contributing her efforts for the people, their livelihoods and environment we live in.
The eye of opportunity sees a way to win.
After completing LL.M from the University of East London , with masters in International Criminal Law, International law, Human Rights and Advocacy , Himanshu walked his way from Practicing with a Senior Counsel and eventually working Independently.
Holding a specialization of Criminal Law, he is currently Practicing as a Criminal Defence Lawyer in Sessions & Trial Courts alongside with the High Court of Bombay. He has been noted except for his formidable legal skills, for his ability to see opportunity for achieving successful outcomes, where others find nothing but roadblocks. He has also been a part of Practicing Counsels at the Supreme Court of England and Wales during his masters in the United Kingdom.
Himanshu also works totally pro-bono as a part of community & social service to the helpless litigants.