PROGRAMME REPORT

1st NEF & LAW National Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2019

 

Introductory

Several practicing advocates, including veterans as also fresh graduates attempting to carve out a space for themselves at the Bar, maintain a striking identicality in their thoughts about their struggle in the initial years of practice which in turn is a consequence of lack of procedural understanding coupled with lack of exposure to trial advocacy idiosyncrasies. The lack of aforementioned, despite marvellous skills in research and substantive provisions, makes it extremely difficult for the new entrants to the Bar to independently pursue any matter/case eclipsing the prospects of establishing independent practice besides compelling them to bank heavily upon their respective chambers/seniors. It is also an open secret that most chambers engage new-comers for researching or briefing activities thereby thwarting opportunities providing procedural experience.

Focused on eliminating the afore-discussed grey area as a consequence of which law graduates take a long time to overcome the handicap inflicted upon them (on account of partially deficient curriculum), the NEF Law College and Law for Aid and Welfare (LAW), joined hands to organise the 1st NEF & LAW National Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2019, to address this concern and attune law students and fresh graduates.

The 1st NEF & LAW National Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2019, was one such program organised by the Centre for Trial Advocacy, Law for Aid and Welfare in association with partner institutions.


Duration of the Workshop

The 1st NEF & LAW National Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2019, was held from March 11 – 13, 2019.


Participation

The workshop was attended by 100 odd participants from several law schools.


Resource Persons

The workshop was graced by His Lordship Mr. Justice Ujwal Bhuyan, Judge, Gauhati High Court,  Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Assoc. Professor, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam and Mr. Himangshu Ranjan Nath, Asst. Professor, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, all of whom engaged with the enthusiastic participants and engaged sessions. Additionally,  other resource persons included Civil Judges as well as Practising Advocates.