Semester Coaching and ADA
Semester Coaching and ADA.
Semester coaching is basically the concept of teaching basic legal subjects from the first year itself. This would include core legal areas such as Law of Crimes, Law of Contract, Torts, Family law, and Constitutional law; procedural laws such law of evidence, criminal and civil procedure and also ancillary yet very important subjects such as Law of limitation, Specific Relief, Registration etc. These subjects would be picked semester by semester.
The biggest setback which law students face when they start preparing for competitive exams is that though they have studied legal subjects in their graduation, the interpretation and command upon the subject as demanded by these exams is entirely different. While the basic concepts remain the same, the approach and answer presentation becomes the touch stone to produce judicial officers and civil servants. It is with this broader vision that semester classes are planned – not only to help students to excel in their faculty examinations but at the same time, prepare them for Masters and also coveted government jobs!
Each subject is taught in great details to cover each and every aspect so as to ensure exhaustive study upon it. While smaller subjects such as Partnership and Specific Relief may require 10-15 lectures, medium subjects such as Hindu Law and Muslim law, The law of Contract, The law of Torts may span over 20-25 classes and longer areas such as the Law of Crimes, Civil and Criminal Procedure may run for 50-60 hours! We have no clocks on the wall, no watch in the wrist while teaching because we have 3/5 years to produce a legal professional! We believe in quality teaching, complete command over the bare act and excellent answer writing. These skills are acquired over time and we are ready to invest all our time in our students. Also, to ensure effective learning and absorption of concepts, we follow a system of 3 tier test
Topic wise test – Once a particular topic is complete, test of that topic is taken to ensure that the concept has been fully understood. This would help the students to identify any weak area and to clarify all doubts concerning it to gain a complete mastery upon each individual topic. Any subject would include a minimum of 10 topical tests which could go up to 30 in case of bigger subjects.
Subject wise test – Once a subject is complete, 4 tests of that subject are given to ensure full command upon that subject. Having already given test of all individual topics, full subject test make a student thoroughly confident upon that area.
Full syllabus Test – Once the entire syllabus of semester is done, then would start the full test. This is the ultimate confidence booster instrument which helps students to study the syllabus in its entirety and give tests upon the same. This can be termed as a rehearsal of the final show and completely prepares them for the semester exam. Also, it takes away the anxiety and fear attached with the examination and makes students relaxed and confident helping them ace their exams. This also considerably improves their answer writing skills thus, paving way for the higher competition.
Assistant District Attorneys (ADA) are the lawyers working under the supervision of the District Attorney. The Assistant district attorneys assist the District Attorney in all administrative and managerial functions of his office according to his direction. They are generally considered as the second-in-command for the office and usually report directly to the head prosecutor. They conduct prosecution in court on behalf of the city, state and central governments as required by the District Attorney.
Assistant district attorneys have a wide variety of responsibilities. It is their responsibility to ensure that the district attorney’s job is done properly and with precision. The most important duty of Assistant district attorney is to file charges against criminals and prosecuting them in court as required by District Attorney. In order to prosecute the criminals, they have to work with law enforcement officers (police departments and detectives) who have investigated the crime. Before filing charges against criminals they evaluate the criminal case presented by the law enforcement agency and determine whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute. If there is sufficient evidence, then they file charges against the accused in the criminal court.
The Assistant district attorney prepares the case for trial and attends all pre-trial hearings (formal meeting between two parties in a case and the judge or a magistrate), preliminary hearing and trials. They are also responsible for obtaining warrants for searches, seizures and arrests. Their work also involves draft legal documents, organizes, examines, and coordinates materials and efforts in the prosecution. In addition to drafting legal motions and other trial work, ADAs help victims prepare for trial, work with law enforcement to help determine whether charges should be filed, negotiate plea deals with defendants, evaluate current trial procedures and help implement legal policy revisions.