VISAKHAPATNAM: In the vast Indian judiciary system, there are about 2.7 crore cases to be solved. For every one million people, there is just one advocate while the need is 50.
The qualities of an advocate were discussed at the inaugural session of a three-day workshop on ‘Emerging Issues Relating to Trials in Civil and Criminal Matters’, which was jointly organised by the Andhra University’s BR Ambedkar College of Law and Visakhapatnam Bar Association on AU campus here Friday.
Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court, who was the chief guest at the function, inaugurated the event along with Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Justice G Chandraiah. Advocates from various places participated enthusiastically.
Addressing the advocates, who took part in the workshop, NV Ramana appreciated the university administration for conducting such workshops. He called upon the advocates to respect the body of judiciary system and said that if freedom of the judiciary is not protected, democracy would not work
High Court judge G Chandraiah said the advocates should have patience and a good understanding of the cases. He also said that the concepts of Lok Adalat and Legal Literacy Camps were launched for fast disposal of cases.
‘Aaru Saarakadtalu’, a book written by RV Sastry was released by the chief guest.
Andhra University vice-chancellor GSN Raju, BR Ambedkar College of Law principal D Surya Prakash Rao, District Judge V Jayasuriya, registrar K Ramamohana Rao, rector EA Narayana and other officials were present.