Legal, Hr & Ir, Statutory Compliance
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What factors helps the growth of an employee in the Senior Legal position in an Organisation? It is his academic exposé or experiences or quality or hard working & continuous perseverance to achieve the set targets & objectives or the proximity to the person having Authority.
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In my view a sound mix of knowledge, traits and skills with clever ways of promotion will help a budding legal professional grow in the organisation.
1) Knowledge :
He should have clear but not confused understanding of the provisions of law on the subject he deals with in the organisation.
2) Traits
a) copious amounts of appetite for reading( legal journals, judgements etc).
b) Listeining
c) Commitment
d) Hard work
e) quick wit
3) Skills
a) Analytical
b) Interpretational
c) drafting & presentaion
Hope this helps.

Hello Abhijit Basu,
Can you pl give the REASON(S) for this query of your's?
Such a query from junior/middle-level professionals [IRRESPECTIVE of their functional responsibility], is pretty common. But coming from such a senior professional @ your level is, to say the least, a bit of a surprise. Obviously there's much that's unsaid, than what you mentioned--OR to put it in an other way, there seem to be many issues @ the background which prompted you to post this thread.
Suggest give as many details as possible--though B.Saikumar has summarized the GENERIC aspects that address such a query, frankly, I think that you should give opportunity to the members to give you MORE focused, accurate & well-informed suggestions--which obviously DEPEND on the inputs you provide.
The consequences of Decisions based on the suggestions given in this Forum would be DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to the level of the individual--hope you get the point.
It is pertinent to mention here that I am Topper in Law from BHU with distinction and working in the domains of Legal, IR, HR, Admin & Compliances for last 15 years and currently heading a Team of 40 HR & Legal staffs. However, I find that persons in the Legal staff management are not paid attention unless there is some illegal glitch in the Company.

There is a mental barrier of demonization which always reflects in the work of the Legal Executives. Adays the legal people are stepping into the HR domain which may be termed as Legal HR, looking into the compliance of the Companies. They are been treated as sub staffs for depositing drafts & challans in Govt. Departments. However, from my experience I found that hard working & legal knowledge are subsidiary to the proximity to the source of Authority, who may or may not shower his grace on you. Without naming the name of a Company, I share, that in my career I found that there were employees working for a Company for more than 15 years as Legal Asst. and Trainee. Further, the salary which is paid to a green horn of B School is thrice that of a newly law grad.

Management of middle grade Companies are not looking for the quality of the Candidates for the Senior level as well, they are just looking into the cost to the Company and compromise on the mediocrity over cost and for that reason I started this discussion to be acquainted with the current atmosphere in other States.
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