Bhubaneswar: The ‘Second BCI – MILAT Professional Development Training Programme – MELA for Young Advocates’ concludes here on 25th March 2012. The 3 day long programme was organized by KIIT School of Law in association with BCI from 23rd – 25th March, focuses on the emerging area like Plea-bargaining, Corporate Criminal Liability, Judicial Review, Rule of Law, Constitutional Governance, Arbitration, Mediation/ Negotiation and basic skills and challenges of criminal practices. On its inaugural ceremony Mr. Deepak Mishra, judge, Supreme Court of India in his inaugural speech said, English is the language of Law. All the young professionals of law should have fluency over English he said. Ram Jethmalani, legendary legal professional and MP (Rajya Sabha) said the lawyer who knows only law can’t be a good lawyer. He is supposed to have sufficient general knowledge and knowledge about in and around the world. A lawyer has to aware about the day to day activities in the world, he added. On the concluding session Prof. N. R. Madhav Menon, eminent Legal educator of India gives importance on legal reforms. He said though there is Gram Nyayalaya act in India to draw larger road map for judicial reforms. The Gram Nyayalaya is the latest in the reforms in the structure of the Indian judiciary. But it is not working properly. To give a real reform to the legal sector of Indian society law students must study more and more, he added.
Mr. Gopal Krishna Mohanty, Chairman, Odisha State Bar Council; Mr. Fali S. Nariman, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Ashok Parija, Sr. Advocate & Chairman, Bar Council of India; Kamal Hossain, leading advocate in Bangladesh; Mr. K T S Tulsi, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Stefano Cardinale, Australia were also put their views as resource persons to the young advocates in the conference.