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Lawyers to be motivated for practising at grassroots level

lucknow Updated: Jun 27, 2013 08:38 IST

To enable young advocates get practical know how of the legal profession, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) will conduct an intensive training programme to educate them on the most common aspects related to their field -- like how to draft petition, etc.

The ministry of law and justice, department of legal affairs, has come out with a scheme - ‘Rajiv Gandhi Adhivakta Prashikshan Yojna’ (Rajiv Gandhi Advocate’s Training Scheme) to upgrade professional knowledge and skills of young advocates.

The objective of the programme is to motivate them to continue their practice at grass-roots level. “The RMLNLU will hold the training session next month. But before that a meeting of higher officials of the ministry will be held in Lucknow to discuss the modalities and the content of the training material for the advocates,” said Gurdip Singh, vice-chancellor of the university, while talking to Hindustan Times.

Who all are eligible? Those practicing in magistrate and munsif courts so that they can effectively serve the needs of the legal profession at the grassroots level, reads an official communiqué of ministry of law and justice.

There is no dearth of talented law graduates at the grassroots level, but there is no motivation and encouragement for them to come forward and stay in legal profession at district, taluka or village levels. As a result, most of these young lawyers, despite their ability, are not getting proper exposure in their profession. Therefore, there is a need to give them proper training so that they may become good lawyers and compete with solicitors of high profile law firms, sources said.