Budding lawyers must maintain credibility of judiciary: CJI
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The Indian judiciary has come under criticism recently. Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Saturday, while delivering his address for inaugurating a moot court competition at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, said that the judiciary is a platform on which the common men relies for justice, and that budding lawyers should take care to maintain the credibility of the institute and ensure that public faith in it does not get eroded.
The Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation and Leiden University, Netherlands on Saturday held the National India Rounds of the Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition at the institute, in which 16 teams from the top law universities of India participated.
Motivating the students, Kabir said that now times have changed. Students can chose various subjects in the field of law. "For making the best memorial, apart form speaking abilities, a lot of research and a good drafting is required. So each stage is important".
During his address, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, A K Sikri said, "Now time has changed. Students are more capable and intellectual. The concept of moot courts have provided them an opportunity to hone their skills."
Justice Sikri said that he had attended many moot courts and found that students prepare good memorials and have very good speaking skills. He also gave the students an example of Ashok Sen, an eminent lawyer.
"Students who wanted to become best lawyers should also contribute in providing legal aid services," he added.
The first three chapters of the competition were earlier held in New Delhi, Dubai and Istanbul, which saw over 12 countries battling for the prestigious award of a full paid scholarship for the Advanced LLM in Air and Space Law at Leiden University, worth Rs 15 lakh.