We recently had the privilege of interviewing Rajesh Jagasia, owner of Right Justice Advocates And Associates LLC and an established international lawyer. His journey in law practice since age 14 is impressive and truly inspiring. In this interview, Rajesh Jagasia shared the major turning points that led him to choose this career, how he mentors his employees, his visions of cyber law, and his practices.
Right Justice Advocates And Associates LLC, as a firm, results from Rajesh’s expertise in law practice and a team of best associates offering top-notch services in this field. Rajesh Jagasia’s journey and approach to training employees to be better people rather than better employees provides invaluable lessons to aspiring professionals in this field.
We started the interview by asking, “Can you share key milestones and turning points in your journey as an industry leader or entrepreneur?”
Rajesh Jagasia shared, “Law practice is in my blood. My father was a lawyer, and at 14, I helped him draft agreements. So, after his demise, I followed the pursuit and jumped into a Tax consultancy practice in Mumbai, India.
Later, in 1983, while studying for my first year of commerce simultaneously, I joined a tax law firm. Gradually, I shifted my focus to Appellate law practice. When I graduated in law, I already had acquired six years of legal experience and practical ideas about this field.”
Inspiration Behind The Venture
We were curious about the factors that inspired Rajesh to build his company. So, we asked, “What inspired you to start your own company or venture in this industry?”
He shared, “It was 1996 when I moved to Dubai. Along with a few colleagues, we were one of the pioneers of Intellectual Property Rights. While my colleagues moved back in 1999, I formed my company in 2003 and expanded my practice to China with two offices there.”
Expanding To Cyber Law
We further asked him, “How do you foster innovation within your company? Can you provide an example of a successful innovation initiative?”
“Until 2010, the field of law practices was quite conventional and limited to a few factors – Walk, Talk, and Capture. But fast forward to today, things have changed drastically. There exists more Cyber Crime than ever before. I understood the need of the hour and expanded my practice area to cyber law to fill the gap.” replied Rajesh Jagasia.
Attracting The Right Talent
Having the right team is paramount for the success of any business. So, we asked, “How do you attract and retain top talent in your organization?”
“My office is virtual, which lets us work seamlessly. Moreover, I am proud to have the best associates in every practice area, making our consultancy services top-notch. Besides, they get paid for every consultancy they provide, encouraging them to perform better.” Rajesh Jagasia replied.
Being A Better Person
To learn more about the role played by networking and mentorship in Rajesh Jagasia’s career journey, we asked, “How important have mentorship and networking been in your professional journey?”
He replied, “While working from an office, I started to train my employees to make them stand out with their skills. My primary focus in this training was to teach them to observe, speak less, and let the other person talk; being a good listener is the key to thoroughly understanding any case.
However, I also shifted my focus on making them better people apart from being better employees, as family comes first and should receive priority.
Being in the country for almost three decades has helped develop my network and generate business.”
Assessing Risks The Right Way
Being in law practice involves inevitable risks. So, we asked, “How do you assess and mitigate risks in your business?”
He shared, “There is always a risk involved in a lawyer’s office. Signing confidentiality agreements with employees is one of the ways to secure your interest. Data theft is another significant issue we notice with our clients. Cybercrime is on the rise; therefore, having strict policies in the office helps.”
Adapting To The Market Shifts
“How do you adapt your business strategy to capitalize on emerging opportunities and industry shifts?”
He replied, “I work with all industries in the UAE, from Real Estate to Oil companies. I cater to a wide range of businesses, including SMEs, multinationals, and start-ups.”
Honesty And Having A Competitive Approach
Beginners starting in a similar field will find it inspiring to hear from an expert like Rajesh Jagasia. So, we asked, “What advice would you give aspiring entrepreneurs in this industry? What key lessons have you learned along the way?”
“Lawyers coming from India to work in a law firm should ensure they are recognized as lawyers rather than marketing persons to get cases from the Asian Community. My foremost advice to them is never to say “NO” to any work. Being competitive and doing your work honestly because the client trusts you are the keys to excel in this field.” Rajesh Jagasia shared.
Long-Term Goals We Asked Rajesh
Our last question was, “What are your long-term goals for your company? How do you plan to remain competitive in the evolving business landscape?”
“We are expanding in a bigger and better way in Mumbai and other cities of India as well. Further, we are associating with lawyers in other countries to expand our global reach.
Crime will never end soon, making Criminal law the best practice area. With three decades of experience, we look forward to becoming a preferred law firm compared to other law firms in the industry.” Rajesh concluded.
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