Author: Rishima Rawat
Civil law, as the name suggests, deals with non-criminal issues. These include contractual, property and family disputes, to name a few. It is one of the most important branches of law. A lot of work in the courts deals with civil laws and regulations. To fully understand court procedures and cases dealing with civil issues, a thorough understanding of various subjects is required. These are the ones that are constantly applied to real cases and are not necessarily taught in law school. Most law schools touch upon the important provisions of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC). However, it is a huge procedural code that cannot be fully understood without practice. Along with knowledge of the CPC and other laws, students should also know how to draft relevant documents.
A lot of aspects of civil laws involve applying them to practice. There exists a gap between the theoretical knowledge taught in law school and practical industry experience. One way to bridge this gap is by undertaking additional online legal courses on the subject. It not only provides practical insights but also gives you additional knowledge about provisions that you may not have studied as part of your curriculum. This post is about online civil law courses offered by Enhelion that you can enrol in to get some valuable insights.
Certificate on Civil Procedure Code [CPC]
The CPC is the fundamental course that you should be thorough with if you want to make a career in litigation. You must know the associated legal concepts such as res judicata, the jurisdiction of courts and other provisions. The CPC is a comprehensive code that covers everything related to civil jurisprudence- from the definition of a suit, in which court the suit should be filed to how a pleading should be written and what it should contain. This course will provide you with an understanding of these concepts.
Certificate in Right To Information
Ever since its enactment in 2005, the Right to Information (RTI) has served as an important tool to demand information from public authorities, which was previously a daunting task. It is an instrument to demand accountability from public institutions. It has empowered the public to use its right to know how public authorities function. Though it is significant legislation, it is not taught in many law schools as part of the curriculum. But Enhelion offers a specially curated course on this Act. It will help you to understand the law and its various provisions. It will also give you a perspective on the importance of data protection and e-governance. As a law student, you should be aware of the process of filing an RTI application. A highlight of this course is its module dedicated to the practical training on the filing of RTI applications. It is highly useful for law students as well as professionals who want to learn about RTI but have not had the chance to do so.
Certificate in Specific Relief and Limitation
Consider the situation. A person comes to you for help, knowing that you are a senior law student and in a position to help him. He tells you about his contractual dispute from some years ago. He asks for your advice- what remedies can he ask for and can he file a suit after all these years. If you are aware of the relevant laws and provisions, you will be able to answer him. But if not, it may well be an embarrassing situation that you would definitely want to avoid in the future.
The Specific Relief Act and the Limitation Act, the two laws dealing with the above example, are frequently referred to in contractual and civil disputes. However, many times, they are ignored by students. They are not thorough with their provisions. Many are often clueless. While the Specific Relief Act lists the remedies that are available to people whose contractual or civil rights have been violated, the Limitation Act prescribes the time within which different kinds of suits must be filed before the court for them to be heard. Thus, these two legislations are important in civil law practice in India. For any student looking to practice in civil courts, it is important to know these subjects. This is what this course aims to achieve. It explains the remedies provided in the Specific Relief Act, such as the recovery of property and specific performance of contracts. It also describes the important provisions of the Limitation Act and how they are applied in practice.
Certificate in Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
Little attention is paid to the drafting of court documents in college. Drafting is an important skill that is always employed in the legal profession. Any document, in order to be admitted by the court, has to be written in the correct format. If it is incorrect, it can have a significant impact on the fate of the case/application. This course will help you understand the technique of drafting various documents such as plaints, written statements, injunctions, and affidavit. You will also learn to draft documents for conveyancing such as sale deed, gift deed, and mortgage deed. When you practice these drafting skills in your internship, it will make you stand out from others who may not know the drafting process behind these documents. By the time you enter the profession, you will be able to draft them without any hassles.
Advanced Certificate on Civil Procedural Laws in India
The difference between an appeal and revision or judgment, order and decree are basic concepts of civil law. Every law student should know them, regardless of the career that you choose later on. These are the foundational blocks of civil law practice in India. If you intend to make a career in litigation, you must be thorough with these and all other concepts. This advanced online course offers a comprehensive conceptual understanding of civil procedure laws in the country. It discusses the CPC, the Specific Relief Act and the Limitation Act together to help you recognize their interaction in the legal domain.
The courses discussed in this post are the sine qua non of civil law. You cannot become a good lawyer without learning and practicing them. Most students do not pay attention to these topics in law school. They struggle later when they are faced with situations in internships that require a knowledge of these subjects. Even if you do not want to pursue a career in civil litigation, you must know about them. Law is an interconnected field. One branch of the law will interact with another. You may have to draft an affidavit or argue for specific relief in a contractual dispute. The knowledge of these subjects will be an extra boost to your practice and career.