J&K Judicial Academy organizes Special Training Programme
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Academy, under the patronage of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, (Patron in Chief, J&K Judicial Academy) and guidance of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Chairman, Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy and Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, members of Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy, organized one day Special Training Programme for Judicial Officers on “Writing Judgments and Orders, Legal Reasoning, Research, Writing Style, Judgment Writing in Civil Cases, Judgment writing in Criminal Cases, Chapter XXVII Cr PC, Writing Miscellaneous orders, Writing the first Order” at Judicial Academy, Jammu .
The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh while Kikar Singh Parihar, Former District and Sessions Judge was the resource person in the programme.
Kikar Singh Parihar, while addressing the inaugural session, remarked that the Judicial Academy is a centre of learning where judicial minds are trained for meeting future challenges. He said that constant efforts must be made for enhancing legal acumen and for elevating perception of law for better justice delivery system.
Justice Rajnesh Oswal, in his inaugural address, emphasized that Justice must not only be done but must also be manifestly and undoubtedly seen to be done which is manifested through clear, coherent and concise judgments authored by judges. He described judgments as literally compositions involving discussion of facts, a distillate of issues, appreciation of evidence led during the trial, application of law, reasoning and findings serving the cause of substantive justice. He highlighted the importance of reasoning and described it as the soul and spirit of a good judgment.
Sanjay Parihar, Director, J&K Judicial Academy, presented the welcome address and gave an overview of the programme. He stated that the judiciary has scrupulously discharged its responsibility of dispensing justice which is evident through the judgements penned by judges, conclusively determining the rights of parties. He described reason as the most important element of a judgement which reflects the working of a judicial mind, its knowledge of law and grasp of the fact or law involved in the matter before the court.
During the first technical session, Sanjay Parihar and Kikar Singh Parihar educated the Judicial Officers on various aspects of writing judgments and orders. Emphasis was laid on developing and toning the legal reasoning attributes for improved judgement and order writing. The resource person dealt with the tools and techniques for enhanced judgement and order writing skills.
The second technical session witnessed detailed deliberations on judgement and order writing. The participants were also trained on writing miscellaneous and first orders.
Later, an interactive session was held in which the participants discussed various aspects of the subject topic and raised queries which were satisfactorily settled by the resource persons.