“Legal Profession particularly working as Advocate on Record is full of challenges and Responsibilities and for being successful, one has to required to develop the habit of working 24*7  without any liberty from work”- Purnima Jauhari, Advocate on record at the Supreme Court of India

This Interview has been published by Pragya Chandni and The SuperLawyer Team

Can you share with us your journey into the legal profession and what inspired you to pursue a career in law?

First of all, I would like to extend my thanks to team ‘Super Lawyer” for my interview.  Being a second generation lawyer in the family, it was my  passion and privilege both to join the legal profession and to reach the prestigious and challenging milestone of  Advocate On Record.

As an Advocate-On-record at the Supreme Court of India, you’ve handled a variety of cases ranging from education to environmental issues. Could you tell us about a particularly challenging case you’ve worked on and how you navigated through it?

As an Advocate on Record I appeared in a number of cases wherein the most challenging to appear in bail matters wherein Hon’ble Supreme Court granted bail to the  accused  charged under Section 302 I.P.C under life imprisonment and Anticipatory bail to the accused charged for Section 376 I.P.C .

Your reported judgments include significant cases such as Girish Ramchandra Desh Pande Vs. Central Information Commissioner and Indore Development Authority Vs. Manohar Lal Sharma. Could you walk us through the process of handling such high-profile cases and the impact they’ve had on your career?

Before the apex Court, I also got the  opportunity to assist the reputed Senior Advocates and it was a great experience  for me to appear in high profile cases like the Indore Development Authority Case related to Land Acquisition. NJAC Case and recently   in Article 370  case and an important  point in these  types of cases is research work and finding out the reported judgment in your favor and to search a new point which can change the direction of your case in your favor.

Being a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), you’re deeply entrenched in the legal community. How has networking and building connections within the legal fraternity influenced your career trajectory?

I also get a 4 time  opportunity to serve the  Supreme Court Bar Association as Member Executive. During my tenure as member executive I tried my best to raise my voice against  issues related to day to day  problems faced by members of the bar  like Filing , Health , Chamber Allotment, Lockers Allotment,  Canteen Facility etc.

Could you shed some light on your experience representing the U.P. Madhyamik Shiksha Sewa Chayan Board? How does representing a government entity differ from other types of cases you handle?

In relation to professional assignments I always  realized  that clients  appreciate your sincerity towards your work rather than result. In my professional journey I represented the U.P. Madhyamik Shiksha Sewa  Chayan Board handled  cases related to selection and  appointment of candidates . I also get the opportunity to appear on behalf of Prathmik Shiksha  Mitra Association  regarding their appointment and working as Shiksha Mitra. While handling such types of  service matters I realized my responsibility  towards those persons who belong from the rural side and have no proper sources despite that they qualify the competitive exams and not getting  their appointment and sometimes persons less than in merit from them are appointed at their post.

Your expertise covers a wide range of legal areas, including matrimonial matters, criminal law, and land acquisition cases. How do you manage to stay updated and proficient in such diverse areas of law?

I usually appear in Matrimonial Transfer Petitions where usually wife filed petition for transfer her matrimonial disputes from one state to another state now a days on being working and equal stake holder it is not easy to get relief of Transfer the cases but on certain guidelines Hon’ble Court always consider the point of Transfer in favour of Petitioner wife . Apart from it I appear in  Mediation thereof wherein I feel the great satisfaction when I get success in settling the dispute of the parties .

Can you share some strategies or approaches you’ve employed to overcome obstacles and achieve success in your legal practice? What advice would you offer to recent law graduates aspiring to establish themselves in the legal profession, especially those interested in advocacy and litigation?

In my professional journey  I have realized that  Legal Profession particularly working as Advocate on Record is full of challenges and Responsibilities and for being successful, one has to required to develop the habit of working 24*7  without any liberty from work. Lastly, I would like to advise the law graduates who have recently join or going to  join the profession that – “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard with dedication and Sincerity.” 

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