‘Independent judiciary is a pillar of democracy’

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Justice Anuja Prabhudessai was speaking at a legal discourse on ‘Career in legal profession’.

Pune: Mumbai High court justice Anuja Prabhudessai said that an independent judiciary is a pillar of democracy, and advocate/ bar is an integral part of judicial system. She was speaking at a legal discourse on ‘Career in legal profession’, organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, on Saturday.

“Law is a continuous learning process. As a student of law, you should be well versed in Indian as well as international law.

Moot court/ debates help you develop lawyering skills. Mere knowledge of the law is not sufficient but interpretation, legal analysis, understanding the intrinsic value of law, implications of the law and research is also important. Litigation provides a wide range of specialisations in the fields of criminal law, PIL, arbitration, IPR and cyber law. The legal profession is not only for earning livelihood but has social obligations. Justice is still a distinct dream for the poor,” she told the students.

Adding further, she informed, “A lawyer has a duty towards the court first, as he is the officer of the court, also he has a duty to uphold the dignity of the court, high standard of legal profession and duty towards the client as well. A lawyer should be honest, courageous, fearless, industrious and should be a good human being. Citizens of the country have faith in the judiciary. The legal profession is a noble profession and so the role of lawyers is very important, especially in the cases of family, small children, matrimonial disputes. Mediation is important in helping to reduce the pendency of cases.”

G Jaykumar, Registrar, Bharati Vidyapeeth, and Prof Dr Mukund Sarda, Principal of New Law College, Pune, were also present on the occasion.

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