Human Resource Development: a Case Study of Legal Professionals

Chitra Saruparia


Marcia Anderson recognized Human Resource Development as a field with an identity that borrows from other fields such as psychology, education, sociology, organizational behavior, communication and other behavioral and social sciences. Human Resource is the productive capacity of human beings. It is the greatest renewable resource for a nation which does not depreciate with time, rather they can be renewed. Human resources are the most important assets of any organization instead of cost, opportunity and problem.  If they are used efficie ntly they can create miracles. After the economic liberalization in 1991, managerial functions have gone metamorphic changes. This paper discusses the process of human resource development in legal profession through a case study of legal professionals in Jodhpur – the heart of Legal professionals in Rajasthan.The present study aims at getting an initial insight on how the process of human resource development goes on in our socio-economic conditions in the legal profession and to get some ideas and hypothesis that may help in developing advanced research on its different aspects. Two questionnaires have been developed and canvassed for two categories viz exclusive independent advocates and active associate positions. A sample of 300 advocates, 150 belonging to each category is taken for the present study to explore the human resource development process inherent in the legal profession.

Keywords: Human Resource, Liberalization, legal profession.

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