Seminar on judicial process held

City-based New Law Academy, in coordination with Maharashtra Law Academy, had organised a one-day National Seminar on 'Judicial Process-Contemporary Challenges' on Saturday.

The chief guest for the inaugural function was Justice Bilal Nazki, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Bombay and it was presided over by Prof Dr A Lakshminath, Chancellor, AP University of Law, Visakhapatnam, and Pro-Chancellor, Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

Dr. Rasheed Shaikh, Principal, New Law Academy, in his welcome address, said the aim of the seminar was to highlight the role of court as policy maker, participant in the power process and as an instrument of social change. The seminar also exposed the intricacies of judicial creativity and the judicial tools and techniques employed in the process. As the issue of judicial activism is now engaging the attention of legal experts and the common people, the areas of seminar includes the court's power of judicial review of laws, issues relating to Judicial Accountability and Judicial interference in the interpretation of constitution, particularly the power of Parliament to amend the Constitution. He elaborated the process of judiciary and said that the judiciary in India is not merely an adjudicator, but performs more important functions - as authoritative interpreter of the constitution.

Justice Bilal Nazki, Judge, High Court, Mumbai, Prof. Dr. A. Lakshminath, Mr. P.A. Inamdar, President, M.C.E. Society, Adv. Dr. Sureshchandra Bhosale, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pune and Member Bar Concil of Maharashtra and Goa, Adv. Rajendra Anbhule and Prin. Dr. Rasheed Shaikh were present.

On the occasion, a book titled Judicial Services Examination 2009 authored by Adv. Dr. Sureshchandra Bhosale Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pune and Member Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and co-authored by Adv. R. Anbule, Founder Secretary, CHRD, Pune, was also released at the auspicious hands of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Bilal Nazki.

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