The Supreme Court of India Judge, Justice A K Sikri on Sunday spoke during the ‘Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition & National Judgment Writing Competition’, organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University’s New Law College, Pune, and stated that hard work was the key to becoming a “champion lawyer”, adding that lawyers should not mislead the courts.
Justice Sikri stated, “To become a good quality lawyer, he or she should have good knowledge of the law, command over the language, along with oratory skills and presentation of the case.”He said in courts, honesty is the key to success, adding, “A lawyer should not mislead the courts and has to create a goodwill of himself.” He said there were three stages in the profession of a lawyer: “Work with no money, work with money, and less work more money.
Earlier, law was the last resort, but now it has turned into a passion. Legal profession is becoming charming. Moot courts play a very important role in developing the skills of the students.”
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari who was also present at the event said, “Practicing law in a trial court is the backbone of the judiciary in India. Legacy is important in law education.”
Justice Sikri, Justice Maheshwari, along with Dr Patangrao Kadam, chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Professor Mukund Sarda, dean & principal, BVDU, New Law College, Professor Dr M M Salunkhe, vice-chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University were present at the event.
While School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, won the competition, with Symbiosis Law School, Pune, being the runner up. Vijaya Krishnan RP was awarded the ‘Best Speaker’ and Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, bagged the ‘Best Memorial’ prize.