Online Certificate Course in Criminal Law



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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000 3,000

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Duration: 2 months

This certificate course provides practical knowledge and know-how to young lawyers and law students who intend to make a mark in criminal litigation. Whether you want to start your own practice or join a senior criminal lawyer, this course will lay down the base for a strong criminal law practice. This course will also be valuable for young lawyers who have already started their career. 

Get comprehensive practical knowledge of Criminal Law from experienced criminal lawyers. Learn how to set up and manage your own practice, do client counselling, conduct cross-examination, draft critical documents, initiate a PIL and many other skills.

 

The certificate awarded by LawSikho will have the course name as "Certificate Course in Criminal Litigation and Trial Advocacy".

Course Contents

Why Criminal Law: Most common motivations
  • Working on high-profile cases
  • Adrenaline rush
  • Problem solving and puzzle-cracking requirements
  • Questions touching upon fundamental rights and liberty
  • Understanding human nature and conduct
  • Opportunity to earn money and stature
  • More based on survey
Common Myths in Criminal Practice:
  • Limited to trial courts
  • Not suitable for women
  • It is dangerous
  • Involves lying
  • A good mooter will make you a good lawyer
  • Doing well in law school in criminal law subjects (IPC, CrPC, Evidence) ensures that you will do well in practice
Broad themes covered by this course:
  • How lawyers work with the system
  • How lawyers work on individual cases
  • How lawyers work with their clients
10 things that law books don’t teach about criminal litigation
  • Working of the Criminal Justice System (CJS is more than just the courts. It includes the Police, witnesses, victims, the Magistracy sometimes beyond what is strictly prescribed in the CrPC)
  • Criminal drafting – it’s more than just formats. Use of fact situations, application of law and persuasion
  • Conducting Criminal Trials
  • Preparing a litigation strategy
  • Filing and case management
  • Managing client expectations
  • Inspiring a prospective client’s confidence in you as his lawyer
  • Building your own office
  • Billing
  • Building authority on your areas of practice and expertise
  • Ethics and morals in practice
Roles which Criminal Lawyers play:
  • Criminal defense
  • Government prosecutors and special public prosecutors
  • Counsels for complainants and victims
Types of work that criminal lawyers do
  • Traditional criminal practice (hard crimes) – Rape, murder, abduction, arms offences etc.
  • White collar / corporate crime / economic offenses – Cheating, forgery, criminal IP infringements and violations under specific legislations (Weights & Measures), money laundering, working with ED (Directorate of Enforcement), big litigation
  • Legal aid (for defence) - Cases of poor persons, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, victims of natural disasters, prisoners etc.
  • Working for Special Interest Groups (Victims)– Sex trafficking, bonded labour, domestic violence/violence against women, environmental and wild-life crime
  • Public Prosecutor or Special PP for specific agencies such as CBI, ED, State Police etc.
  • Public Interest Litigation- Acting as a whistle-blower for major scams (For example- Coal block allocation 2G Spectrum) systemic reforms- eg. prisoners rights
Emerging Areas:
  • Big litigation in white collar offences- CBI and ED cases, cyber law
  • Special Interest Litigation- Environmental and Wild-life crime
  • Public Interest Litigation- Criminal Justice Reforms
Organizational Set-up & Career path
  • Independent practice or starting your law-firm
  • Practice under a Senior Advocate
  • Criminal Litigation in a law firm
  • Panel Counsel
  • Judicial Service or later elevation to the Bench
Examples:
  • Ram Jethmalani
  • Anand Grover
  • UU Lalit
  • Dayan Krishnan
  • Amit Desai
  • Harshad Ponda
  • VR Krishna Iyer

 

  • Understanding the court set up and physical infrastructure
  • Detailed guide to how investigations are conducted
  • Stages of trial
  • Extradition and Criminal Law Machinery
  • Criminal drafting – it’s more than just formats. Use of fact situations, application of law and persuasion
    • Information in writing / complaint
    • Correspondence with police and jail authorities
    • Reply to summons
    • Protest petition
    • How to impound passport of an offender to prevent him or her from escaping India
    • Bail and anticipatory bail application
    • Application for discharge (before charges are framed)
    • Appeal
    • Application u/s 91 for summoning records
    • Application for exemption from appearance
    • Writ petition (for which reliefs) and petition for quashing FIR
    • Criminal SLP
    • Release of property (seized by IO)
    • Application u/s 207 (for documents)
    • The Vakalatnama
    • Application for victim’s compensation
  • Conducting Criminal Trials
  • Preparing a litigation strategy
  • Filing and case management
  • Managing client expectations
  • Inspiring a prospective client’s confidence in you as his lawyer
  • Building your own office
  • Billing
  • Building authority on your areas of practice and expertise
  • Ethics and morals in practice
Drafting exercise

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