BRAIN MAPPRING | test and Techniques
Posted Feb 2018
Posted Mar 2017
Well, this subject revolves a lot around my Dad's experiences. He has been practising law for over 35 years and has established himself as a senior lawyer in the district.
He was preparing for a civil matter. The problem was he couldn't find relevant precedents to help him have an edge.
Around 15 to 20 books on the table, scattered case file, bookmarks everywhere, and yet the four-hour session of thorough research would not let him eye the completely filled water bottle.
"It's not a cakewalk, the research required in a case has a pre requisite of you having a scrupulous personality", said dad when he came back at 2 in the night. "I too had the option of going to the computer screen and making things easier for me. But that is something you should resort to only in grave contingencies."
The conversation ended and was left to interpretation for me.
What I could make out is that when a lawyer prepares for a case, it's not just that particular one. He is brushing up the knowledge he already possessed. And if sticking to limited resources would help, we would never witness great lawyers.
It's the time and effort which is put in, the extra fatigue, the concentration, the touch of paper, the inquired stuff read which make a rigid personality of a lawyer.
Books are a part of the human anatomy in the case of lawyers.
When preparing arguments, or finding a relevant precedent or a case law, there is a lot of other material a lawyer has to go through. Multiple books have to be used to find 2 pages of relevance. But the time and effort never go in vain, because books don't limit the ambit.
Hence keeping in purview, not just the use but also the inseparable character, books can greatly alter the efficacy of a lawyer.