ammu, February 12, (Scoop News)-Under the guidance and instructions of Chief Justice (Chief Patron, State Judicial Academy) and Committee of Judges, State Judicial Academy comprising Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, Chairman and Justice HasnainMasoodi, (Member) today organized Oath ceremony and lecture on ‘Professional Ethics and Conduct’ for newly enrolled Advocates of Jammu province at State Judicial Academy complex, Jammu here.
Pawan Dev Kotwal, Director, State Judicial Academy administered oath to the Advocates. 68 Advocates subscribed to the oath and received absolute Advocates’ licenses after the oath ceremony.
Justice (Retd.) O.P. Sharma delivered lecture on ‘The Professional Ethics for Advocates’. During the lecture he recalled the life histories of some of great jurists, who rose from the Bar to highest echelons of law and justice and there illustrious careers are hallmarks of excellence. Justice Sharma suggested the lawyers to go through the biographies of M.C. Chagla, Setalvald, Palkivala, FaliNariman, Soli Sorabji, H.R. Khanna and Marshal (Chief Justice, Supreme Court of United States) and emphasized that their lives are beacon lights for anyone who chooses a career in the judicial system.
Justice Sharma reminded the crucial role being played by the Advocates as officers of the court and members of the Bar. He impressed upon the lawyers to work hard with patience and perseverance adding that it is the knowledge of the lawyer that assists the court in coming to the just conclusion of a case and settles the legal issues. The continuous quest for excellence ensures that the lawyer earns a reputation not only with his clients but also with the Bench. It was the great skill of N. Palkhivala which changed the course of judgment of Keshvananda Bharti’s case and immortalized the concept of fundamental rights. He emphasized upon the virtues of the profession and pointed towards the lamps of advocacy being, ‘honesty, courage, industry, wit, eloquence and knowledge’. Mannerism also plays a great role and lawyer should be respectful to the court not only for the person who occupies the court but for a larger cause i.e. upholding the dignity of institution, he stated.
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