BHUBANESWAR: The first State level convention of BJD Legal Front will be organised at Cuttack on February 28.
More than 10,000 lawyers from different associations will attend the convention to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, State convenor of the Front Milan Kanungo announced here on Sunday.
After over four months of its inception, the legal front of Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will organise its first-ever State-level convention.
Kanungo said the convention will deliberate on the future course of action of the Front to make justice delivery system more accessible for common people. The Front will strive for making the development process launched by the State Government successful and cooperate in implementation of different pro-people measures, he said.
The Legal Front was conceptualised by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to bring about unity among lawyers for betterment of society, Kanungo said and claimed that this is for the first time that such an attempt has been made.
The Front was launched by the Chief Minister at the party office on November 22, 2015. Minister of State for Law Arun Sahu had inaugurated the State office of the Front in Cuttack on January 14. Kanungo said the Front is committed to the welfare of 50,000 lawyers in the State.
Sources maintained that the modalities for the formation of Law Commission will be discussed at the convention. The Chief Minister had announced to set up a Law Commission while addressing the 44th annual conference of All Odisha Lawyers’ Association at Cuttack in December, 2015.
The Commission will examine all existing laws many of which have become archaic and suggest changes.