Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey on Monday administered oath to 60 newly enrolled advocates at a ceremony organised by J&K State Judicial Academy (JKSJA).
The function was followed by lecture on the “Professional Ethics and Conduct”, delivered by Justice Magrey, who is also Chairman JKSJA.
Welcoming the advocates, Justice Magrey deliberated on the sanctity of the oath ceremony, professional ethics and conduct for the advocates.
Principle District and Sessions Judge, Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, JKSJA, Rajeev Gupta, Joint Registrar Protocol High court, Farooq Ahmed and others were present on the occasion.
Justice Magrey stressed upon the newly-enrolled advocates, from Kashmir and Ladakh, that character was vital in all professions and all walks of life, and particularly in the legal profession.
He said dedication, devotion and fair practice can take advocates to the higher levels and stressed upon the advocates that money should not be made the first priority in the profession.
“The most worthy and effective advertisement possible for a young lawyer is the establishment of a well merited reputation for professional capacity and fidelity to trust,” he emphasized.
“In the dealings in and outside the court, advocates should always bear in mind that every member of the Bar is a trustee of the honour and prestige of the profession, which he is duty bound to uphold in letter and spirit,” he said. “Law is a profession that demands constant learning. New laws are being passed and existing laws are amended that needs constant updation of knowledge.”
Justice Magrey said that compared to the years gone by, most of new advocates are entering the profession with more education and technological skills.
“We hope that these extra competencies and capabilities would assist you in coping with the fast changing legal landscape,” he said.
The oath ceremony was held at Mominabad Court Complex.