Lawyers are not paid by the govt. It is one of the main reasons for their unaccountability towards society. To fend for themselves they have to catch a vulnerable client who can (has to) pay for longer periods. No wonder, they get complicated clients whom they can milk date after date. Our judiciary laws and by laws gives them ample leverage to sustain a case and get delayed justice. It is in their attitude. They must be made accountable for wrongful defense.
Should the govt pay lawyers for their livelihood so that there is less scope of falling prey to wrong doer & get speedy justice?
As a lawyer, you have a range of options available to you. if you want a "safe salary" route u become a state prosecutor. Or a state sponsored public defendent (if we have such a thing here I dunno). But if u have more financial dreams or ambitions, then u go 4 lucrative things such as corporate defense and criminal defense which can get hi pro.
If you go 4 hi profile criminal defense, u get connected w/ the political underworld :D
If you go 4 state prosecutor, you get a family life but quite a bit of bad karma sometimes :D
If u got 4 corporate law, you get to build a legal consultancy firm and if you make it to the top, you get to be a corporate tycoon, where u have a HUGE empire building in downtown Mumbai w/ clients liek ICICI, Microsoft India, etc., getting constultancy from u...
Depends on the individual's profession bhai, but we DO have the "Govt pay" category in law in form of state prosecutor. Someone who wants to become a corporate lawyer would proba ...more
Now, it is the age old practice of the advocates to delay the finalization of the cases in any manner to extract more money from the clients. Once you are in his net, it ...more