Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) on Wednesday organized oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates of Kashmir province at Moominabad here.
The oath ceremony was followed by a lecture on the “Professional Ethics and conduct” by Director JKSJA Abdul Rashid Malik. He impressed upon the young lawyers to work hard and with due diligence. He said that Bar is an essential component of the legal system and it is paramount that both the Bench and Bar coexist harmoniously and contribute effectively in achieving greater heights in the field of law.
Elaborating the role of lawyers, the Director said, “the profession of law is a great profession, with responsibilities both inside and outside it. In the practice of the profession, the lawyer has to deal with the greatest possible varieties of human relation and have his metal constantly tried from every point and it gives him a special opportunity to equip himself with those qualities, which count for pre-eminence in society.”
The most worthy and effective advertisement possible for a young lawyer, especially with his other lawyers, is the establishment of a well-merited reputation for professional capacity and fidelity to trust, he added.
“The cardinal principle which determines the privileges and responsibilities of an advocate in relation to the court is that he is an officer and a friend of the court.
“It only means that he is an integral part of the machinery for the administration of justice. Therefore, the first duty which the council owes to the court is to maintain its Honour and dignity. He owes courtesy and respect to the court,” Malik added.