Guest Lecture on “Advocacy in Action” by Adv. Abhishek Matkar

  1. Adv. Abhishek MatkarCommencement by Ms. Prerana Gaikwad (11:30 AM)
    The event will kick off with a warm welcome and introduction by Prerana Gaikwad, setting the tone for an engaging and enlightening seminar.
  2. Singing of the National Anthem:
    To honor our nation, we have unite in singing the National Anthem, a moment of patriotic reverence.
  3. Lighting of the Lamp by the Principal Ma’am, Mrs. Sanavi Deshmukh Ma’am:
    Symbolizing the illumination of knowledge and wisdom, the Principal ma’am have lighted the ceremonial lamp, marking the inauguration of the event.
  4. Introduction of Adv. Abhishek Matkar Sir by Ms. Karuna Goswami:
    Ms. Goswami had the privilege of introducing our esteemed speaker, Adv. Abhishek Matkar Sir, highlighting his remarkable contributions to the legal field.
  5. Felicitation of a Sapling:
    In an eco-conscious gesture, respected principal ma’am have felicitated Adv. Abhishek Matkar Sir with a sapling as a symbol of growth and sustainability.
  6. Felicitation of the Principal Mrs. Sanavi Deshmukh Ma’am by Asst. Prof. Himanshu More Sir:
    Asst. Prof Himanshu More Sir has extend appreciation to our distinguished Principal, recognizing her role in shaping the institution’s future.
  7. Address to the Audience by Himanshu More:
    Asst. Prof Himanshu More Sir have taken the stage to deliver an address, shared insights and perspectives with the gathered audience.
  8. Seminar Session by Adv. Abhishek Matkar Sir:
    The heart of the event, Adv. Abhishek Matkar sir have conducted a seminar session, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of law, particularly in Moot Court.
  9. Interactive Q&A Session – Questions by Mr.Vijay More, Ms. Saloni Raje, Mrs. Priya Pandagale, and Mr. Mudassar Patel:
    The audience had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Adv. Matkar Sir, as these four individuals pose insightful questions and seek clarification on legal matters.
  10. Closing Remarks and Gratitude by Ms. Prerana Gaikwad:
    Ms. Prerana Gaikwad had expressed heartfelt gratitude and extended closing remarks, summarizing the event’s significance.
  11. Shawl and Shree Phal Felicitation of the Guest by the Principal Ma’am Mrs. Sanavi Deshmukh Ma’am:
    The Principal Ma’am had felicitated our esteemed guest with a shawl and “Shree Phal” as tokens of honor and appreciation.
  12. Address by the Principal Ma’am Mrs. Sanavi Deshmukh Ma’am:
    The Principal ma’am took the stage to deliver her own address, sharing words of wisdom and encouragement.
  13. Vote of Thanks by Ms. Apoorva Jadhav:
    Ms. Apoorva Jadhav had conveyed the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all participants and contributors.
  14. Singing of Vande Mataram:
    In a patriotic and unifying moment, the event was concluded with the singing of “Vande Mataram.”
  15. Conclusion and Dispersal:
    With a wealth of knowledge and inspiration gained, the event was concluded, and attendees will disperse with a renewed zeal for advocacy and the law.

It was a great privilege to have Adv. Abhishek Matkar, with his impressive six years of experience, including extensive involvement in Moot Court, share his invaluable insights and expertise during the seminar on “Advocacy in Action: A Moot Court Mastery.” The event was truly enlightening, and his contributions were highly appreciated.

Adv. Matkar Sir’s captivating session highlighted the essence of litigation, emphasizing that it is akin to an addiction, offering a level of job satisfaction that is unmatched. He elucidated the importance of building a strong foundation in the legal field, touching on key aspects such as:

Terminology Precision: Adv. Matkar Sir’s underscored the significance of mastering legal terminology, highlighting distinctions like “plaintiff and defendant” for civil suits, “complainant and opposite party” for private complaints under Section 156 of the Cr.P.C., and similar differentiations in consumer complaints and family court matters.

Art of Drafting: He discussed the critical art of drafting, emphasizing the necessity to challenge the constitutional validity of laws when relevant, citing the case of Shreya Singhal v. Union of India as an example. Adv. Matkar Sir’s also noted the importance of a clear demand in notices related to the Negotiable Instrument Act Section 138 cases.

Legal Correspondence: He stressed that even at the notice stage, legal correspondence should be concise and maintain a chronological order. He also highlighted the potential complexity of cases involving multiple legal provisions.

Structure of Pleading: Adv. Matkar Sir’s explained the components of a legal pleading, including the need to focus on material facts rather than legal propositions. He discussed the concept of cause of action, the degree of proof, and key considerations when preparing pleadings.

Key Points in Pleading Preparation: Proper instructions from clients, the inclusion of documentary evidence, clear synopses, and detailed jurisdiction, limitations, and causes of action were highlighted as essential factors in successful pleading.

Adv. Matkar Sir’s also covered topics like conveyancing, the essentials of good drafting, and the drafting of wills. He emphasized the significance of ensuring that tenanted properties cannot be bequeathed in a will.

In the context of Moot Courts, he shared insights into the commonalities and distinctions between courtroom advocacy and moot court advocacy. Some of the steps common to both include thorough research, careful reading of bare acts and judgments, and the preparation of well-structured memorials. However, Adv. Matkar Sir’s pointed out that differences exist, such as incomplete facts in moot court scenarios and the absence of emotional or impatient clients.

He also provided practical tips for moot court success, including the importance of interpreting facts accurately, carrying one’s bare acts, preparing notes and an index for easy reference, maintaining a confident demeanor and appropriate body language, and adhering to page limits for memorials.

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