Many young professional suffer due to poor drafting &documentation skills,may be because of lack of training and practice during college education.
The trained scribes or document writers used to draft document in muffasil towns during British period,this job was taken over all advocates,drafting legal document is skill , art as well as legal acumen ship.No drafter can do justice to his job with out proper understanding of substantive law as well as procedural laws.
But this trend has declined over the years due to advent of newer information technologies gadgets like Personal computers[P.C],Laptops/Note books,Dictaphone etc.
- A writing is a document
- Words printed lithographed or photographed are documents
- A map or plan is a document
- An inscription on a metal plate or stone is a document
- A caricature is a document."
Information Technology act 2000
The computers and Communication Technology like Internet changed Scenario of communications [official well as personal] ,trade,communication and litigation.After enactment of Information Technology document includes electronic records.Even Indian Evidence Act amen ended to include electronic communications ,recently CBI Court in '2G Scam case 'uphelded the practice of sending notices / summons by CBI in the form of E-mails or SMS [short message service through mobile phones]. It is acceptable means of communication.
Section 2(1)(r) of I.T says " electronic form" with reference to information means any information generated, sent, received or stored in media, magnetic, optical, computer memory, micro film, computer generated micro fiche or similar device;
The legal document,which is known as documentary evidence in legal parlance,no doubt playing crucial role in legal cases,but due care and caution should be exercised ,while drafting said legal documents,any loose ends or pitfalls in the documentation, may weaken your case in the court of law or other quasi judicial -authorities.