Sudipta Sarkar is a registered advocate under the Bar Council of India, practicing at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts with holding an experience of 10 years in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. She is a graduate with B.A. LLB (Hons.) from the Gujarat National Law University of India in 2012 and initially started her career with the Canada-Based Cobalt Business Counsel PC in Toronto. In 2018 she started her independent Chamber in Delhi and Kolkata.
Host: What motivated you to choose the Legal sector as a domain of work and how has been your career span?
Sudipta: Becoming a lawyer was my childhood dream but as I am a 1st generation lawyer I did not have much idea about this legal profession until I joined law school. This is a challenging as well as a dynamic profession full of opportunities. the scenario inside the courtroom is different, a practicing lawyer develops a diverse skill set, knowledge , skill and attitude and command a lot of respects and prestige in the society. This profession provide me with the opportunity to work for the people, to become the voice for them and and to bring positive changes to the society. I worked into several projects involving poorer section of the society and also helped many with free legal aids. Looking forward to more such opportunities.
Host: What kind of solutions would you like to advise others, especially those who want to take up this profession?
Sudipta: To sustain a successful legal career and to be into this legal profession it is necessary to be 1. patience, 2. persistent, 3. hard working 4. learning new things every day, and 5. maintain consistency. in this field late nights and lesser sleep is very usual. we call ourselves as practicing because this profession is all about learning new things daily. this dynamic profession brings new challenges everyday and teaches many things. Lastly, I would like to suggest to the young and upcoming generation who wants to enter into this field is that knowing all the laws on earth is not humanly possible. Thus, it is important to have the skill for a upcoming lawyer to know how to think like a lawyer and analysis the applicability of law in a particular situation.
Host: Time is money in any profession and in legal it's most of all. How do you ensure to make the best of your time as a lawyer?
Sudipta: Yes! I do agree that time is money. Time is the most important factor not only in this profession but also in every field. Thus, one should know how to manage the time to utilize it to the fullest. Time management skill is great and must have skill to become successful. I maintain a proper schedule and divide my whole day accordingly. Make priority lists. The best way to do it is to maintain consistency.
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