The free weekend coaching programme for lawyers appearing for the Civil Judges Examinations 2012 organised by the Muslim Law Academy and the Tiruchi Bar Association has evoked good response.
Over 200 lawyers, including women, from across the district, and also from Bangalore, are participating in the camp held on Saturdays and Sundays since the last week of January at Jamal Mohamed College.
The examinations would be conducted at nine centres, including Tiruchi, in the state on March 24 and 25 to fill up 185 vacancies. This is the second time that the Muslim Law Academy is conducting the free camp.
Training is being imparted by resource persons in writing four papers – translation (deposition, judgements and documents), law paper I (CPC, CrPC, Evidence Act, Principles of Pleading and Constitution of India), law paper II (framing of issues and writing civil judgements and framing of charges and criminal judgements), and law paper III (alternate dispute resolution mechanism and techniques, Legal ServiceAuthority Act, Plea Bargaining).
Training was also imparted on facing the viva, according to Syed Thajudeen Madani and O. Shahabudeen, both conveners of the Muslim Law Academy.
Pichai Pillai, former professor of Government Law College, Tiruchi, Nilamudeen, professor, SASTRA University, Navamoorthy, Secretary, Legal Aid and Sub Judge, Vadivel, Judicial Magistrate, Alangudi, Mahboob Ali, Judicial Magistrate, Lalgudi, and A. Rajendran and C.Muralidharan, both senior advocates, were the resource persons.
According to Mr. Madani, the academy conducted a similar coaching camp for the Civil Judges Examinations held in 2008, and eight lawyers from Tiruchi city, who participated in the camp, emerged successful.
The academy also conducted a camp for the candidates appearing for the District Judges selection examinations, and the participants of the same managed to secure the first and third rank.
The academy conducted coaching programme for the assistant public prosecutors examinations too, he said.
All the materials needed for the examinations are offered free of cost at the camp, which will continue till March 18, Mr. Madani said. The programme was inaugurated by R. Khader Mohideen, principal, Jamal Mohamed College.