//Lawyers should have human touch with clientele: Justice ShivarajPatil

Lawyers should have human touch with clientele: Justice ShivarajPatil

Mysore, Jan. 23, 2006 (KCU)- Lawyers should develop a humane attitude towards their poor clientele, advised Justice Shivraj V. Patil, member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Speaking after inaugurating the annexe of the Bar Council building here on Saturday, Justice Patil said that if the case of a poor client is won, his happiness will be as valuable as money saved. Anything can be imported or exported but not lawyers and judges. Good colleges make good lawyers who in turn make good judges and in turn can formulate good laws. Hence, good colleges are very essential, he opined.

Lawyers’ responsibility does not end by just winning cases for their clientele but should also strive to bring in awareness to society on social values and eradicate social evils, he suggested.

High Court Judge Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh said that after increasing the duration of law course from 3 years to 5 years, the quality of legal education has improved. With many IT and BT companies coming to city, there will be good scope for legal advisers. Hence, more students should pursue career in law. Earlier, there were only 500 members in City Bar Council which has swelled to 2,500 today and there was a need for expanding the premises which was accomplished, he said.

Principal District and Sessions Judge K.N. Keshavanarayana, Bar Council Chairman M.N. Ningegowda, Secretary M.R. Anand and Mohan Prakash were present.