Published: 03rd December 2020
Karnataka State Bar Council appeals to CM to establish advocates training academy
Extending warm greetings of the event to the advocates, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said that it is good sign to know that more young law graduates are coming to practice law
Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC) appealed the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to establish Advocates Training Academy to train young advocates on the lines of Karnataka Judicial Academy which was established to train judicial officers. KSBC Chairman JM Anil Kumar made this appeal to Yeddyurappa who was participated in the 'Advocates Day' celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India and eminent lawyer, on Thursday, in view of more and more advocates are opting legal profession in recent days.
Anil Kumar also appealed Yediyurappa to take steps to bring Advocates Protection Act to protect advocates, especially from rural areas who are more in number out of total 1.10 lakh advocates practicing in the state. Thanking state governnent for extending financial help of Rs 5 crore for advocates in distress due to Covid-19 pandemic, Kumar requested the government to accommodate the KSBC office in the existing old Election Commission building, which was temporarily allotted to it. He said that the number of advocates has touched 1.10 lakh now in the state from 3,000 in 1961. In other states, Bar Council offices are nearby the court so that it will be helpful to advocates if the existing temporary accommodation was made permanent, he added.
Extending warm greetings of the event to the advocates, Chief Minister Yediyurappa said that it is good sign to know that more young law graduates are coming to practice law. Advocates needs to give more legal aid to address the grievances of general public, labour issues, motor vehicle accident cases land acquisition in particular, he said.He said that state is committed to strengthen the judicial system by providing required infrastructure. As a part of it, 13 family courts and 31 special and fast track courts have been sanctioned, he added. Law Minister Madhuswamy and Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi were also spoke on the contribution of Dr Rajendra Prasad to the constitution and lawyers in pre and post independence period.