'Society looks at lawyers to find solutions to problems'

Karnataka State Law University vice-chancellor Dr C S Patil said moral efficacy should be rediscovered and redefined at professional level among advocates.

Speaking after inaugurating national-level Moot Court-2017 organised by Vaikunta Baliga Law College here, he said ethical values should be in-bred among the advocates who take up professional commitments.

Lawyers have a supreme opportunity as they act as peace makers by providing solutions as part of dispute resolutions. As arguments are the core of the leg profession, the young lawyers should play their roles in a proper manner.

Society is ridden with tensions and problems. It looks at lawyers and judges for solutions. Therefore, the language used by the lawyers pose problem for understanding. Lawyers are responsive and responsible for morality in the profession, he said.

Patil said legal profession is an intellectual profession unlike skilled exercises.  Quoting veteran advocate Fali Nariman, Patil said that there is an urgent need to rediscover and reaffirm the moral foundation of the profession.

Ethical principles should be inculcated in the minds of the budding lawyers. The pursuit of learned should be practising the art of knowledge with a spirit of serving the society, he said.

Lauding the moot court programme, Patil said that moot court is the most important part of extracurricular activities which helps to develop the analytical skills, research capabilities and many other professional talents. It should be a serious exercise, he added.

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