Lawyers must strive to be technically sound, professionally competent, and socially relevant in today’s challenging environment, V. Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, said at the inauguration of law academy by Tiruchi Bar Association on Monday.
Advocates must keep themselves abreast of the developments in the legal field by constantly learning that would not only transform them but also help in transforming society and lead to speedy delivery of justice, he added.
Bar council and bar associations can play a great role in sharpening the skills of lawyers by organising special lectures , he said. What lawyers today need is a wealth of information that would help them generate specific information, he said.
The Law University, he said, had proposed to conduct orientation training to a set of 10 lawyers soon for a period of three months with stipend to enrich their legal knowledge .
Commending Tiruchi Bar Association for its initiative in starting the academy, District and Sessions Judge P. Velmurugan exhorted young advocates to make use of the facility.
He also called upon young advocates to go in for specialisations in new areas that had emerged in the legal field including cyber crime, environmental law, and banking law. Senior advocates A.V. Natarajan, M. Nataraj Vallatharasu and S. Martin besides Prof. Raja Muthuirulandi and Tiruchi Bar Association president J. Veerapandian, spoke.