ISLAMABAD, May 4: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said the Bar, being important stakeholders of administration of justice, could help the judiciary alleviate the miseries of the persecuted and the downtrodden in the society.
He expressed these views at the concluding ceremony of the one-week training course on ‘Legal Education’, arranged by the Federal Judicial Academy Islamabad, in collaboration with the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, at the academy on Saturday.
Advising young lawyers, he said, “You should attain the standards of professional ethics and etiquettes and practice them.
You must have skills in the art of Pleadings, Drafting, Cross-Examination and Presentation of Arguments.”
Quoting Judge Abbot Parry’s famous book, ‘The Seven Lamps of Advocacy’, the CJ said, “Honesty, courage, industry, wit, eloquence, judgment and fellowship; these qualities make you successful at the bar.”
He said for some time, gender discrimination prevailed in legal practice but now, the large number of female lawyers at the gathering proved that women had accepted the challenges of time and had fully availed their constitutional guaranties.
“Gaining education does not end with the formal schooling, and more so for the members of the legal fraternity. In order to keep pace with the developing world, one must acquire knowledge and information of new laws and changing trends of the society,” he said.
Advocate Mrs. Naila Faisal Malik spoke on behalf of the course participants and urged for more courses to sharpen the professional skills of young lawyers.— A Reporter