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High Court judge says being a lawyer is ‘challenging’

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Songkhupchung Serto speaking during the seminar at Kohima High Court premises on Wednesday.

Dimapur, Oct. 20 (EMN): Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench Judge, Justice Songkhupchung Serto, on Wednesday said that being a lawyer is ‘challenging’, especially during the foundational years.

Speaking about his experiences, Serto shared that the amount of hard work put into catching up with the profession and the payment received in return is meagre. However, he said the passion to learn and struggle were keys to producing refined lawyers.

He was speaking during a three-day seminar on legal profession for lawyers organised by the High Court Legal Services Committee in collaboration with the High Court Bar Association, Kohima Bench at the High Court premises.

Serto stated that charging fees in tribal communities was another challenge as people are ignorant of many subjects and procedure of law or courts.

The newly appointed additional judge of the Gauhati High Court, Kakheto Sema, while delivering a short speech, urged the bar fraternity ‘to continue to assist the court for the dispensation of justice and promote the practice of rule of law so that the end of justice is promoted’.

He also encouraged the upcoming lawyers to give time, effort, to be sincere and honest to achieve the heights and limits of the profession.

During the two sessions held on Wednesday, resource persons Laximidhar Pangari, Senior Advocate, Odisha and Kolkata High Court delivered talk on the difference between Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India and service jurisprudence, while CT Jamir, Senior Advocate, Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench dwelled on professional ethics.

Article 226, give High Courts the power to issue any person or authority, including the government in some cases, directions, orders or writs, it informed, Furthermore, Article 227 gives every High Court power to have superintendence over all courts and tribunals throughout the territories regarding which the High Court exercises its jurisdiction (except a court formed under a law related to armed forces).

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2021 9:42:18 pm