Everyone used to laugh at me when I told them that I would become an advocate in HSR layout one day. Of course, my interest towards came in very late. So, I can understand why those people who laughed at me did so. Despite the fact that I was already over 30, I was determined to become an advocate.
There are many practice areas existing within the field of law. Initially, I had a tough time choosing a practice area. Preparation is the most important phase of becoming a lawyer. Of course, getting a law degree is mandatory. But, merely getting a law degree is not enough. If I had to be a successful advocate in HSR layout, I had to prepare myself better mentally.
I did a thorough research about different legal practice areas. I did a thorough study of the opportunities which each practice area provided. Even though becoming a lawyer was my passion, I also wanted to make money by being a successful lawyer in HSR layout. I interviewed quite a few successful advocates in Bangalore to gain valuable insights about the legal profession. In fact, most of them were pretty impressed with my interest and enthusiasm. Some of them even offered to take me under them as an intern as soon as I finished my law degree.
I am an experienced advocate practicing law for the past 20 years. I have my own office in HSR layout. Well, I have multiple offices in Bangalore city. But, my main office is in HSR layout. I go to other offices sometimes. But, I have appointed and junior advocates to manage the other offices in the city.
Even though I am an advocate in HSR layout, I was able to get more clients and expand my business only when I set up offices in other parts of Bangalore. I personally know advocates in the city who are stuck with just one office even though they have the expertise and experience to serve a larger client base. They do not have the foresight to expand their business in the way I did. One thing which most advocates don’t understand is that even though people don’t hesitate to travel to different parts of the city for legal advices, the traffic situation in the city has really gone from bad to worse which prevents them from going in search of a good law firm in a different part of the city. Hence, as an advocate offering legal services, it is important to remain accessible to people in different parts of the city.