Some senior lawers at a discussion in Rajshahi yesterday said responsive role of the practising lawyers was very vital towards making the judiciary more effective, meaningful and litigants friendly.
They said the lawyers must have commitment, professionalism and vast knowledge on all the existing laws in the country so that they can contribute to the litigants and the society as a whole.
They were addressing a daylong training titled “Canon of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Advocacy How to Move towards the Court” held at Cooke Jar Convention Centre in the city.
Legal Education Committee of Bangladesh Bar Council organized the training in association with UNDP. More than 276 newly enrolled lawyers from Chapainawabgonj, Naogaon, Natore and host Rajshahi attended the training.
Vice-chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council Abdul Baset Majumder addressed the training as chief guest while Abdul Matin Khashru, MP, and Chairman of Role and Publication Committee Md Yeahihya spoke as special guests with Advocate Kazi Najibullah Hiru, Chairman of legal education committee of Bangladesh Bar council, in the chair.
Bar Council Secretary Jahurul Alam, Acting District and Session Judge of Rajshahi Tarique Murshed Siddiqui, Tribunal Judge KM Shahid Ahmed and Advocates Jahid Anwar and SM Rezaul Karim also spoke, reports BSS.
In his remarks, Abdul Baset Majumder said the Bangladesh Bar Council approved and adopted the Canons of Professional Conduct and Etiquette and urges all advocates to conform to these Canons in their conduct with regard to the members of the profession, their clients, the courts and the public in general.
The lawyers have to abide by those canons of professional conducts to maintain the ethical standard.
Former law minister Abdul Matin Khashru said the present government places significant priority on improving human security, law and order and prevention of corruption. Prevention of corruption was a key plank in the Government’s pre-election manifesto also.
He urged all concerned to make good use of time so that the pending cases can be tried within the shortest possible time. “The coordination between judges and lawyers are essential during trial. If the Bar maintains at least 80 per cent of the code of conducts and ethics, an order in lawyers’ profession will surely prevail,” he added.