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Be Your Own Lawyer: Book Review
The book 'Be Your Own Lawyer' has been written for laymen who wish to gain insight into the basic pleading skills with evidences and fight their own cases. The book is authored by two professional lawyers Kush Kalra and Luv Kalra who specialise in human rights.

There is a dearth of such law books that demystify the skill aspects of the profession for the layman to have at least a broad prospective of the provisions of the law that might be of use in personal and professional life.

In a world wherein legal literacy is a must, the book rightfully attempt to fulfill the need for understanding the essential legal and social issues that confront a man in street today. Though a bit heavy in reading, varied subjects related to criminal, constitution, civil and family laws have been covered in the book as per its press release.

This comprehensive book, running into 352 pages, contains various cases and judgments of Courts to comprehend the winning arguments by a common man in their day to day life. If read daily covering a few pages and mull over the subject matter, a lay reader will to get a hang of various essential legal provision. Book contains the following heading: Family Law; Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Civil Law; Right to Information; Right to Education; and Consumer Law.

The book can come handy to common men as the society and governance are moving towards a rights-based citizenship. In such circumstances, responsible citizenship means being legally literate. And, being legally literate is seen as a crucial way in which an individual connects and interacts with the society around them with basic legal vocabulary as the discipline's primer.

These days, the term legal literacy pertains to essential functional skills related to the rational and logical conduct of litigation. Moreover, governance is becoming rights-based within the gamut of legal provisions; therefore, citizens require knowing their rights and safeguarding them against the violators.

Those we get into some legal problem and wish to chart out the case in an appropriate manner will surely find the book very useful. Another interesting aspect of the book is that it is also available as an e-book besides with soft and hard covers. The book has been published by Delhi-based publisher Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.

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