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More law books in Kannada needed: Cyriac Joseph

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FOR LEGAL AWARENESS: Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Cyriac Joseph releasing law books in Bangalore on Thursday. (From left) Former Governor of Bihar M. Rama Jois, Judge of the High Court P. Vishwanath Shetty, and Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi, Vivek Rai, are seen. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
FOR LEGAL AWARENESS: Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Cyriac Joseph releasing law books in Bangalore on Thursday. (From left) Former Governor of Bihar M. Rama Jois, Judge of the High Court P. Vishwanath Shetty, and Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi, Vivek Rai, are seen. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

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They can help improve legal awareness, says Chief Justice

BANGALORE: Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Cyriac Joseph on Thursday said there should be more law books in Kannada and other regional languages.

He was speaking at a book release function held on the High Court premises.

Mr. Joseph said law books in regional languages would help spread legal awareness among the people. He called for translation of law books. However, the translation should not be mechanical, he said.

He commended Kannada University, Hampi, for publishing law books in Kannada. He hoped that by the conclusion of the golden jubilee celebrations of the High Court, he would be able to speak Kannada.

He welcomed the decision of the Bar Council to do away with the colonial practice of addressing judges as "My Lord".

Judge of the High Court P. Vishwanath Shetty said the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, of which he was Chairman, had brought out two law books. The authority would shortly publish another book, he added.

Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University Vivek Rai said the university would publish more law books by November.

Felicitation

Mr. Joseph felicitated Mr. Vishwanath Shetty, who is retiring shortly. He commended Mr. Shetty's work as Chairman of the Legal Services Authority and as a Judge. Mr. Shetty said Lok Adalats were inexpensive and hoped that more people would use their services.

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