Mysore/Mysuru: Principal District and Sessions Judge M.L. Raghunath inaugurated the Legal Services Clinic, organised jointly by JSS Law College and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), at a programme held at JSS Law College in Kuvempunagar here this morning.
Speaking on the occasion, Judge M.L. Raghunath said that Law is very much a part of every citizen of the country and it is important that Court judgments reach the common man too. Stressing on the need for introducing more Kannada in delivery of legal services, he said that many law books in Kannada have hit the markets, which is a welcome sign.
Pointing out that Advocates should ensure justice to everyone sans any discrimination or disparity, he called upon the Law students to understand the nuances of Law much better as it would help them in their profession.
Former High Court Judge Justice Arali Nagaraj, who presided, observed that the justice delivery system is based on three primary factors — Creation of legal awareness among the common man, rendering legal assistance or getting legal access to those who are in need and amicable settlement of disputes between warring parties, through conciliatory talks or counselling or mediation.
Noting that a human being is a subject to law before birth and after death, Justice Nagaraj maintained that a human being is legally bound right from the period of issuance of birth certificate till the issuance of death certificate.
Advising budding advocates to understand every aspect of Law in depth, he said “If you can wipe off tears of at least 10 distressed or disturbed persons, then the almighty will ensure that no tears will roll out of your eyes.”
Emphasising on the need for dissemination of all types of knowledge including Law, he said that those who do not share their knowledge, work or experience are doing a great disservice to the country and the society.
Making a reference to legal fraternity entering politics in large numbers, Justice Nagaraj said that 21 out of 30 Chief Ministers of the State were from the legal fraternity and their legal knowledge came in handy in administration.
Senior Civil Judge and DLSA Member-Secretary Devaraj Bhute was the guest of honour. JSS Law College Chief Executive Prof. K.S. Suresh and others were present.