Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily Felicitates Mangalore Adv Seetharam Shetty

In a grand function that was organised by his Forty Juniors, Advocate Seetharam Shetty was Felicitated on completion of his Fifty Years' of Practice and his 75th Birthday, at TMA Pai Convention Centre, Mangalore.

M Seetharama Shetty, well-known advocate, was felicitated by the Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerapa Moily on the occasion of his 75th birthday and completion of 50 years of exemplary legal service. The felicitation function was organized at the TMA Pai Convention Center by 40 of his junior advocates. At the function Honorable Union Minister Dr M Veerappa Moily, former Jugde of High Court of Karnataka Justice B N Mallikarjuna, Senior Advocate B V Acharya and IGP Gopal Hosur were present on the dais.

In his opening address Dr. Moily lauded the fact that the standard of the Mangalore Bar Association is higher as compared to other bar associations in the country. Listing out the legal achievements of Advocate Seetharam Shetty, he opined that Advocate Shetty has always been enthusiastic about his career as a criminal lawyer. Pointing out his excellent qualities, the minister said that such advocates are hard to find in today''s times. Moily felicitated Seetharam Shetty for his passionate service to society.

“The country is in need of a large number of skilled, efficient advocates urgently. We need about 15,000 judges including 280 for different High Courts. Because of the lack of excellent lawyers, the government finds it difficult to fill in vacancies, as the best lawyers need to become judges,” he said, pointing out that the country has a large number of information technology professionals and such professionals are also needed in the legal profession.
“We propose to create a large number of talented advocates through the second generation of legal education reforms. We propose to hold a national consensus in March this year, towards this end. The legal profession should be competitive. Curriculum in legal education needs some modifications, and more law schools where excellent education is provided, need to be opened,” Moily opined.
Former Karnataka High Court Judge, Justice B N Mallikarjuna, presided over the programme. Senior advocate, B V Acharya, and western range inspector general of police, Gopal B Hosur, participated as guests. 

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