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JKJA holds seminar on Role and Responsibilities of Advocates”

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JAMMU: The J&K Judicial Academy (JKJA) on Saturday organised a day-long seminar on “Role and Responsibilities of Advocates as officers of Court in Civil and Criminal Trials with special emphasis on Advocates Act” at Jammu.

The seminar was organised under the patronage of Chief Justice High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey

The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh in the presence of Vikram Sharma senior Advocate High Court of J&K and Ladakh.

Former District and Session Judge Kikar Singh Parihar was the resource person in the programme.

Justice Sanjeev Kumar, in his inaugural address, emphasized the important role of Lawyers and described the lawyer’s profession as tough and challenging.

“Everybody is a student of the law and nobody can claim to be the master of law. A lawyer should be litigant friendly and work as the agent of clients,” he said and deliberated that the duty of a lawyer towards the court is to present the facts in a fair and dignified way.

Justice Sanjeev Kumar remarked that a lawyer must work with perseverance and dedication, “which is the key to success in this profession and must learn the art to recognize their weaknesses and convert them into strengths.”

“If a lawyer imbibes the ethics of professional standard, then sky is the limit,” he said and deprecated the tendency of going on strikes and advised to look for a solution by engaging with the stakeholders.

In the inaugural session, Vikram Sharma, in his keynote address said that the legal profession has been placed at the highest pedestal due to its nobility carrying attributes of fairness, honesty, etiquettes, mannerism supplemented by correct aptitude within its ambit.

“A lawyer being a responsible citizen is under an obligation to set highest standards of professional conduct in his private and public life. He stated that Lawyers must know how to be assertive in the court and not to be aggressive,” he said.

Director J&K Judicial Academy Shahzad Azeem presented the welcome address and gave an overview of the programme.

Advocate General, D C Raina in the first technical session addressed the young advocates on the concept of ethics “which is integral to the Lawyers profession”.

He described the duties of advocates in detail while dealing with matters of court and advised young advocates to follow the procedural codes in letter and spirit and adopt a sensible approach as the officers of the court.

Former District and Session Judge Kikar Singh Parihar delved into the concepts of role and responsibilities of Advocates as officers of Court and stressed upon the vital role of an Advocate in the entire case management.

Later, an interactive session was held during which the participants deliberated and discussed the various aspects of the subject topic and raised queries which were satisfactorily settled by the resource persons.

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