Legal Education: Judges express concerns

Legal Education: Judges express concerns

Expressing his concern regarding the standard of legal education in the country, Justice FM Ibrahim Khaliffulla speaking at a function in Chennai highlighted the role of Bar Councils in ensuring high standards in the profession.

Reportedly, Justice Khaliffulla suggested some measures including, ‘quality legal education, eliminating unscrupulous elements from being enrolled as advocates, making available right set of materials for lawyers to excel and protection to the legal fraternity.’

The event to inaugurate the new building for the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was also attended by Justice C Nagappan and also Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul who said that it is a duty of the Bar Council to see that young lawyers have integrity.

Justice C Nagappan reportedly suggested immediate steps and said lawyers should "serve as healers of human conflicts and suffering."

The function was also attended by S Prabhakaran, Member, Bar Coucil of India and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Bar Council Chairman Selvam.