'Dist-level academies to assist advocates'

'Dist-level academies to assist advocates'

Addressing the valedictory of a seminar on “60 years of Indian Constitution: Action and Inaction” held as part of the birth centenary of eminent advocate M K Ellianna Poojary at the Town Hall here on Monday, Moily said the academies will aim at refreshing the skills and knowledge of the practising lawyers.

Research centres

Moily said the Law Ministry would conduct a national-level meeting in October in order to chalk out a new framework to the legal education.

He said the government also plans to establish advanced legal studies and research centres at four different places across the country, with an aim to strengthen legal education.

The minister expressed his disappointment over the establishment of a Law University in Dharwad, stating that the university would cause “distortion” in the present scenario, by bulldozing other legal education institutions.

He said the government is incurring a loss due to delay in disposal of cases and wrong prosecution.

“There are four lakh pending cases in the country. In order to avoid this delay, the government is mulling over limiting the maximum period for disposal of a case to two years,” Moily said.

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