The Lawyers’ Academy of Odisha has formed a non-profit charitable trust for continuous learning and research and capacity building of the advocates of the State.

“The trust is aimed at endowing the advocates of the State with enhanced skills to serve society efficiently,” said its convener Dayanidhi Lenka, an advocate.

Lenka said the inaugural ceremony of the academy will be held on Wednesday. The inaugural ceremony of the academy will be held along with the launching of Rajiv Gandhi Advocates’ Training programme by National Law University of Odisha.

Lenka also said that the launching of both the programmes would be attended by three judges of the Supreme Court, namely Justices R M Lodha, A K Patnaik and V. Gopala Gowda. Odisha Chief Justice A. K. Goel would also join the occasion as a distinguished guest of honour.

According to sources, some young lawyers of the State would be short listed for two-month training at Odisha Judicial Academy under the auspicious of the law university. Lawyers below 30 years of age practising in magistrate and munsif courts and having a monthly income of less than Rs 15, 000 would be shortlisted for the training. The short-listed lawyers shall be provided with free lodging and boarding facilities, sources said.