S-71 Tips for Young Advocates: Understand the relationship between Politics and Law.
Justice K.T. Thomas wanted to become a politician. But then he choose Law as means to go into politics. The events turned differently and he became a Judge and retired as a Supreme Court Justice. (As he told in a speech to Bar, as I remember.)
No one taught me about these relations between Politics and Law when I was young.
I used to hate politics and politicians. I used to feel pride in avoiding them. Consequently, I lost many many career advancing opportunities in Law.
If you are like me, re-examine your strategies.
If you think fit, make a point to spend some time with politicians every week, without judging them for what they do. It may strengthen your law practice.
Leaders in your community, office bearers of all organisations and associations, people regularly seen in meeting of political parties etc all come within definition of “Politicians”.
Meet them on regular basis. You need not adopt their ways if you consider their ways unsuitable to your conscience. You can be like a Lotus in a muddy lake. A muddy lake is essential for blossoming of a Lotus.
Haresh Raichura 22/12/16