Training Programme for Legal Aid Defence Counsels concludes
JAMMU: Two day training programme for Legal Aid Defence Counsels (LADCs), which was inaugurated yesterday by Justice Tashi Rabstan, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, concluded here today at J&K Judicial Academy, Jammu. On the second day of the programme, four technical sessions were held. The first session was conducted on the topic “Advocacy Skill – Drafting”, wherein, Mandeep Reen, Advocate and Panel Lawyer, HCLSC was the resource person. She shared her experiences and deliberated upon bail applications, miscellaneous applications, appeals, which was followed by open house discussion. The second session was held on the topic “Advocacy Skill (Session/Magistrate Trial), wherein, Ashok Parihar, Advocate High Court of J&K and Ladakh, was the resource person. During his deliberation, he focused on witness examination and addressing arguments. In the third session, legal assistance at pre-arrest, arrest and remand stage and citizen services through digital platform were discussed in detail wherein M S Parihar, District and Session Judge (Retired) was the Resource Person. P D Kotwal, District and Sessions Judge (Retired) and President, District Consumer Commission, Jammu, was resource person for the 4th session which focused on advocacy and professional ethics. Both these sessions were followed by a healthy discussion among the participants. Pertinently, this training programme is part of Legal Aid Defense Counsel Scheme launched by NALSA in 350 districts of the country under phase-I including 10 districts of UT of J&K. The objective of this scheme is to provide qualitative and competent legal services in criminal matters to eligible persons and to manage and implement legal aid system in professional manner in criminal matters. During the event, the participating advocates were educated about different tricks of dealing with the criminal matters at various levels of courts.