Madras HC CJ – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: Madras High Court Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari has said honesty and hard work are essential for success in the practice of law and advised young lawyers to gain empirical knowledge by listening court proceedings.

Addressing a matriculation ceremony at the High Court premises on Tuesday, he recalled that he had become a judge after 24 years of service as a barrister and was used to listening carefully to the how seasoned lawyers argued their cases in different courtrooms. “The secret to success in the legal profession is honesty and hard work. Your reputation will grow if you practice with honesty and propriety,” he told the rally.

The Chief Justice told young lawyers not to aim to make a quick buck and become a top lawyer in a short time because such a trend would damage their reputation. “Progress must be incremental,” he stressed.
He further said that lawyers should prepare well by collecting relevant judgments from high courts and the Supreme Court before commencing pleadings and those who wanted to shine as criminal lawyers should also practice in lower courts so as to to gain abundant experience.

The President of the Bar of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, PS Amalraj, chaired the event in which 800 young lawyers were registered. Justice Anita Sumanth, Advocate General (AG) R Shunmugasundaram and Vice President of Indian Bar Council S Prabakaran also attended the registration ceremony.

CHENNAI: Madras High Court Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari has said honesty and hard work are essential for success in the practice of law and advised young lawyers to gain empirical knowledge by listening court proceedings. Addressing a matriculation ceremony at the High Court premises on Tuesday, he recalled that he had become a judge after 24 years of service as a barrister and was used to listening carefully to the how seasoned lawyers argued their cases in different courtrooms. “The secret to success in the legal profession is honesty and hard work. Your reputation will grow if you practice with honesty and propriety,” he told the rally. The chief justice told young lawyers not to aim to make a quick buck and become a top lawyer in a short period of time, because such a trend would damage their reputation.”Progress must be incremental,” he stressed. further stated that lawyers should prepare well by collecting relevant judgments from high courts and the Supreme Court before commencing pleadings and that those who wanted to shine as criminal lawyers should also practice in lower courts in order to gaining abundant experience.The President of the Bar Association of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, PS Amalraj, chaired the event which was attended by 800 young lawyers.Judge Anita Sumanth, Attorney General (AG) R Shunmugasundaram and Deputy Pr Indian Bar Council President S Prabakaran also participated in the registration ceremony.

Jon J. Epps