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The Delhi Bar Association (DBA) is an association that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. DBA aims to promote and project the privileges, rights, interests and prestige of the Association and its members and to promote unity and cooperation amongst advocates and other Association of Advocates.

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How to Draft a Loan Agreement and Why It’s Important

Any agreement entered into between the Borrower and the Lender that regulates the mutual terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties, is known as “Loan Agreement”. Facilities Agreements, revolvers, term loans, working capital loans are some of the examples from the variety of loan agreements that exist. 

This draft of ‘Loan Agreement’ is downloaded from website of Delhi Bar Association – at 

What is a Loan Agreement?

A loan agreement is a legally binding contract between a lender and a borrower that outlines the terms of a loan. It protects both parties by clearly stating the amount borrowed, interest rate (if applicable), repayment schedule, and potential consequences of default.

Why is a Loan Agreement Important?

Even for small loans between friends or family, a loan agreement is crucial for several reasons:

  • Clarity: It ensures both parties are on the same page regarding the loan amount, repayment terms, and interest (if any).
  • Protection: It offers legal recourse in case of repayment issues. The agreement serves as evidence of the loan and its terms if a dispute arises.
  • Reduced Misunderstandings: A clear agreement helps prevent misunderstandings or hurt feelings down the line.

How to Draft a Loan Agreement:

While a lawyer can draft a comprehensive loan agreement, here’s a basic structure you can use for smaller loans:

  1. Parties Involved: Clearly identify the lender and borrower with their full names, addresses, and contact information.
  2. Loan Amount: Specify the exact amount of money being borrowed in both numbers and written words.
  3. Interest Rate: Indicate if there’s interest, and if so, the specific rate (as a percentage).
  4. Repayment Schedule: Outline the timeframe for repayment, including start and end dates, and whether it’s a lump sum or installments.
  5. Late Payment Fees (Optional): Include details on any late payment penalties if applicable.
  6. Default Clause: Briefly explain what happens if the borrower fails to make repayments.
  7. Signatures: Both lender and borrower should sign and date the agreement, along with witnesses (optional).


  • This is a general guide, and specific details may vary depending on your situation.
  • For larger loans or complex agreements, consulting a lawyer is highly recommended.

By taking the time to draft a clear and well-defined loan agreement, you can ensure a smooth and positive loan experience for both the lender and borrower.


Khel-Utsav 2024: A Unique Sports Event between Lawyers

In the bustling heart of Delhi, amidst the tireless pursuit of justice, an extraordinary event unfolded in February 2024. The Delhi Bar Association (DBA) proudly hosted Khel-Utsav 2024, a landmark sports event that brought together Judges, lawyers, and Court Staff in a vibrant display of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

This wasn’t just a competition; it was a testament to the unwavering vision of Hony. Secretary, Atul Kumar Sharma. He recognized the immense burden lawyers and Court Staff carry, and his belief in the restorative power of sportsmanship became the cornerstone of Khel-Utsav.

The journey wasn’t easy. Building the RK Taneja Sports Complex at the western wing of Tis Hazari courts, Delhi, was a feat in itself. But with unwavering determination, Team DBA, under Nitin Ahlawat (President, DBA) & Atul Kumar Sharma’s guidance, not only constructed the complex but also ensured the installation of a Badminton Court – a testament to their dedication.

Behind the scenes, I, along with the invaluable guidance of Atul Kumar Sharma, BL Madhukar, Ashish Sharma, and JS Rana (Advocates), meticulously planned and executed every detail. Coordinating a large event requires seamless teamwork, and this one was no exception. Integrating new members like Sudhanshu Rajput and Sahil Puri (Treasurer, DBA) presented a challenge, but their late arrival was quickly overshadowed by their immense contributions. From ensuring smooth gameplay to meticulously keeping score, they were instrumental in the event’s success. Managing 300 calls a day during the event could have been overwhelming, but Member Executive, Pradeep Nagar’s invaluable mentorship helped me navigate social tensions and made the entire experience, though challenging, ultimately very rewarding. This experience reinforces the importance of clear communication, a reliable team, and a supportive mentor in pulling off a truly grand event. The month-long event culminated in a grand finale graced by Chief Guest, Manoj Tiwari, Lok Sabha Member.

But the true magic unfolded on the court. The electrifying atmosphere resonated with the competitive spirit of Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess, and Carrom. Even the esteemed Chief Guest, Manoj Tiwari, couldn’t resist the lure of the games, engaging in a friendly match of Badminton and Table Tennis with Nitin Ahlawat.

President Ahlawat’s active participation throughout the 30-day event embodied the spirit of Khel-Utsav. It was a celebration of unity, a break from the daily grind, and a powerful reminder that mental well-being is paramount, even in the demanding world of law.

Khel-Utsav 2024 was more than just a sporting event; it was a beacon of hope. It proved that amidst the rigorous pursuit of justice, there’s space for camaraderie, laughter, and the joy of competition. It was a tribute to the unwavering vision of a leader and the tireless efforts of a team, all for the well-being of the legal fraternity. The echoes of Khel-Utsav 2024 will undoubtedly resonate for years to come, inspiring future endeavors that weave sportsmanship into the very fabric of the legal community.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next Khel-Utsav 2.0! Feel free to reach out to me, for any questions.


The Deceptive Lure of a False Promise: Understanding and Combating the Trauma of Broken Marriage Vows

The promise of marriage is a sacred vow, a commitment to love, cherish, and build a life together. But for some, this cherished dream turns into a nightmare when the promise is broken, leaving behind emotional and legal consequences. In this blog, we explore the devastating impact of a false promise of marriage and how to navigate the complexities of this situation.

The Psychological Impact:

A broken promise of marriage can trigger a range of psychological effects, including:

  • Betrayal and loss: The victim feels betrayed by someone they trusted, leading to deep emotional pain and a sense of loss.
  • Depression and anxiety: The shattered hopes and dreams can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation.
  • Low self-esteem and worthlessness: The victim may blame themselves for the broken promise, leading to feelings of shame and inadequacy.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): In some cases, the trauma can be so severe that it leads to PTSD, characterized by flashbacks, nightmares, and difficulty trusting others.

The Legal Landscape:

Several countries recognize the harm caused by a false promise of marriage and offer legal recourse to victims. This may include:

  • Criminal charges: Some jurisdictions consider a false promise of marriage a criminal offense, especially if it involves sexual relations.
  • Breach of contract lawsuit: Victims can sue for breach of contract, seeking compensation for damages such as emotional distress and financial losses.
  • Tort claims: Tort claims like fraud or intentional infliction of emotional distress may also be applicable depending on the individual circumstances.

Navigating the Aftermath:

Coming to terms with a false promise of marriage requires emotional strength and support. Here are some essential steps:

  • Seek professional help: A therapist or counselor can provide guidance and support as you process the trauma and heal emotionally.
  • Build a strong support network: Surround yourself with loved ones who offer understanding and empathy.
  • Focus on self-care: Prioritize your well-being through healthy habits like exercise, sleep, and mindfulness practices.
  • Seek legal advice: Understand your legal rights and options and consider pursuing legal action if necessary.

Moving Forward:

Healing from a false promise of marriage takes time and courage. However, with proper support and self-care, it is possible to rebuild trust, regain confidence, and find love again. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and there are resources available to help you heal and move forward.

Additional Resources:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

Let’s work together to raise awareness about the devastating impact of false promises of marriage and empower victims to seek help and justice.


The Defense Game: How to Level Up Your Legal Strategy and Win the Case at the stage of Argument on Charge

The stage of argument on charge in the court is a crucial moment in the criminal justice process. It is during this stage that the prosecution and defense have an opportunity to present their arguments to the judge about whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

The prosecution’s arguments

The prosecution will argue that there is sufficient evidence to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They will typically rely on the evidence that has been gathered during the investigation, such as witness statements, physical evidence, and expert testimony. The prosecution may also argue that the defendant has a history of criminal behavior or that they have not cooperated with the investigation.

The defense’s arguments

The defense will argue that there is insufficient evidence to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They may challenge the credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses, argue that the evidence is insufficient, or suggest an alternative theory of events. The defense may also argue that the prosecution has not met its burden of proof.

The judge’s decision

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the judge will decide whether to frame a charge. If the judge finds that there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial, they will frame a charge against the defendant. If the judge finds that there is insufficient evidence, the case will be dismissed.

Here are some tips for what to do at the stage of argument on charge in the court:

  • Be prepared. The prosecution and defense will likely have prepared extensively for this stage of the proceedings. Make sure you are familiar with the evidence and the law.
  • Be concise. The court will have a limited amount of time to hear your arguments. Get to the heart of your argument quickly and efficiently.
  • Be persuasive. Your goal is to convince the judge that your side’s arguments are stronger than the other side’s. Use evidence, logic, and emotion to support your position.
  • Listen carefully. The judge and the other side will be making arguments as well. Pay attention to their arguments and be prepared to respond to them.
  • Respect the court. The court is a place of serious business. Dress appropriately and be respectful of the judge, the other side, and the court staff.

Following these tips can help you make a strong case at the stage of argument on charge in the court.


Why Networking Matters: Unveiling the Importance of Professional Connections for Lawyers

The Dos and Don’ts of Networking for Lawyer

 The qualities of a good lawyer and a good networker are very similar. 

Networking is an essential part of a lawyer’s career. It can help you build relationships, expand your client base, and even land your dream job. However, networking can be intimidating, especially for introverted lawyers. In this blog post, we will discuss the dos and don’ts of networking for lawyers to help you make the most of your networking opportunities.

The Dos

1. Set Goals

Before attending a networking event, set specific goals for what you want to achieve. Do you want to meet potential clients? Or do you want to connect with other lawyers in your field? Having clear goals will help you focus your efforts and make the most of your time.

2. Be Prepared

Research the event and the attendees beforehand. This will help you identify potential connections and topics of conversation. Bring business cards and a pen to take notes. Dress appropriately and practice your elevator pitch.

3. Be Authentic

Be yourself and let your personality shine through. People are more likely to remember you if you are genuine and authentic. Don’t be afraid to share your interests and passions outside of work.

4. Follow Up

After the event, follow up with the people you met. Send a personalized email or LinkedIn message thanking them for their time and referencing something you discussed. This will help you build and maintain relationships.

The Don’ts

1. Don’t Be Pushy

Networking is about building relationships, not making a sale. Don’t be pushy or aggressive when talking to potential clients or partners. Instead, focus on building trust and rapport.

2. Don’t Oversell Yourself

While it’s important to highlight your skills and experience, don’t oversell yourself. People can sense when someone is being insincere or exaggerating their accomplishments. Be honest and humble.

3. Don’t Be Late

Arriving late to a networking event can make a bad first impression. Plan to arrive early so you have time to settle in and prepare yourself.

4. Don’t Forget to Follow Up

Following up is so important that it’s worth mentioning twice. Don’t forget to follow up with the people you met. This is how you build and maintain relationships over time.

In conclusion, networking is an essential part of a lawyer’s career. By following these dos and don’ts, you can make the most of your networking opportunities and build meaningful relationships. Remember to set goals, be prepared, be authentic, and follow up. Good luck!

Latest Event Galleries

To present a culture behind the profession, gallery can be an essential tool. Take a peek into the nature of events organized and initiatives taken by members of the bar . Through these glimpses, we also intend to preserve the precious moments of fraternity spent in solidarity and togetherness.


Q 1) What is Delhi Bar Association?

Delhi Bar Association is a professional organization of lawyers that aims to promote the interests of its members and improve the legal profession.

Q 2) What services does the Delhi Bar Association offer to its members?
The services offered by a bar association may vary, but typically include continuing legal education, networking opportunities, professional development resources, access to legal research databases, and advocacy on issues affecting the legal profession.
Q 3) What kind of opportunities that Delhi Bar Association can facilitate to the members of the bar?

Opportunities that a DBA can facilitate for its members:

  • Networking: Delhi Bar Associations can organize events and conferences that allow members to network with other legal professionals. This can be a valuable opportunity to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues.

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE): DBA can provide CLE courses and seminars to help members stay up-to-date on legal developments and maintain their legal education requirements. These courses can also help members improve their skills and knowledge in specific areas of the law.

  • Mentoring: DBA can establish mentoring programs that pair more experienced attorneys with newer members. This can be a valuable way for new attorneys to learn from experienced practitioners and develop their legal skills.

  • Job postings: DBA may maintain job boards or other resources to help members find job opportunities in the legal field.

  • Advocacy: Bar associations can advocate for the legal profession and promote the interests of their members. This may include lobbying for legal reform, opposing legislation that is harmful to the legal profession, or defending the independence of the judiciary.

  • Pro bono opportunities: Bar associations can help members find pro bono opportunities and connect them with organizations in need of legal services.

Overall, a bar association can provide a variety of opportunities for its members to connect with colleagues, improve their skills, find job opportunities, and make a positive impact on the legal profession.

Q 4) How do I become a member of the Delhi Bar Association?

Membership requirements and eligibility criteria vary by jurisdiction and bar association. Generally, to become a member, one must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the state bar and pay the required dues.

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