CALL FOR PAPERS:ONE DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVOCACY AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Lawyer’s profession has been regarded as an honorable or noble profession by the world for several centuries. It is a learned profession par excellence. No other profession touches human life at so many points than law. It has always been held in high esteem and its members have played an enviable role in public life. It is different from other professions in that what the lawyers do affects not only the individual but also the administration of justice, which is the foundation of any civilized society. Canons of professional ethics are the most prestigious heritage of the Bar. The greatness and honor of the legal profession is due to the canons of conduct governing the relations of lawyers inter se and with others in their professional capacities.
Advocacy Skills and Professional Ethics is the most precious qualification for a lawyer to shine with head high and withal to command the required courage to function in courts where apart from skill and erudition, it is only the high values treasured and nurtured by counsel that marks him out as lawyer and man in a crowd of competing and jealous men of the legal profession. Judges and clients always respect such an advocate. Ethics of a profession is not matter that can be imbibed easily from a mere reading of a treatise on it. It is essentially absorbed only when he cherishes such ideals from the very pulsation of his heart, or having in his mind the glorious examples of illustrious men at the Bar past and present.
The legal profession regulates the conduct of its practitioners with the help of a set of binding rules evolved in the course of its developments in the context of other professions. The entry into the profession is regulated, internal discipline is ensured and the very conduct of its members is regulated by a set of rules called professional ethics. These set of rules take care of disciplining and even removing its members from the profession. Even though India has an organized Bar and disciplinary authorities to regulate the profession we cannot run away from the reality that the reputation of the Bar is today at its lowest ebb. There are many reasons for the same. The main reason is the deviant behavior from the accepted standards of professional ethics. But this deviant behavior is mostly due to actual ignorance of ethical requirements. Professional misbehavior can be minimized through self-policing and legal education. The Bar Associations and the Bar Councils through its disciplinary committees have great responsibility in preserving the nobility and honor of the profession.
OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE:
- The present workshop aims to address the fundamental as well as contemporary issues of substantive and procedural law.
- Court setup and investigative machinery and the lawyer’s responsibility in connection withthem.
- Role of a lawyer in litigation, with special focus on Public Interest Litigation/ Lawyering.
- Case management and litigation strategy.
- Operational aspects in building a criminal practice: Billing, ethics, business development.
- Enhancement of knowledge, skills and learning from Industry top executives having decades of working experience.
The workshop will be largely based on discourse by the experts, students’ presentations and query handling session. It would be highly beneficial for all the participants as they will be able to understand about the Professional Ethics they need to inculcate to be a good lawyer. The workshop will also enable students to relate themselves to someone they admire and want to be like in future.
- Development of Public advocacy
- Developing social justice counselling in advocacy skills
- Before and after effects of the Advocates Act, 1961
- Advocacy Skills and Professional Ethics in other countries
- Advocacy & social work
- Challenges of Advocacy
- Public Interest Lawyering: a recent approach
- Entry of foreign law firms: its effects and challenges
|Last date for abstract submission||25th October 2018|
|Confirmation of abstracts||27th October 2018
|Last date for registration and payment||30th October 2018|
|Date of workshop||3rd November 2018|
DATE AND TIME: SATURDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER 2018
VENUE: JEMTEC, GREATER NOIDA (9:30AM TO 5:00PM)
- Email id for submissions: Workshop.firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Fee for Presentation of Paper: Rs. 500/-
- Rs. 300 for additional presenter (max two members team is allowed)