On Saturday, Justice Abhay S Oka of the Supreme Court said that appeals should be made to final year law students, to think of the judiciary as a career as it is one of the best options available.
In a felicitation function organized in Bengaluru by the Advocates Association of Bengaluru for him and Justice B V Nagarathna, he said “I personally feel that there is lot of talent in the members of the bar in our district and taluka courts, but perhaps were are not able to convince the younger members of the bar about the importance of taking up career in judiciary.”
“The Bar councils and Bar Associations, perhaps will have to come together and they will have to go to the law colleges and impress upon students that a career in judiciary is one of the best options available. Perhaps our senior judges need to go to our law colleges and appeal to final year law students to think of the judiciary as a career.”
He urged the Bar members to cooperate with the trial and district court judges saying
“Because during this period (Covid-19), the worst sufferer is the common man, who has come to the court with great hope that he will get justice, large number of litigants do not have the so called high stake cases, they come to court for simple relief like maintenance, or small share in agricultural land and so many things, it is for this class of litigant for which the judiciary really exists has suffered the most in the pandemic.
Now, whether we are part of any court, our first priority should be to give justice to this class of litigants, who have been waiting for justice for a long time.”