Orissa High Court Presents Annual Award for District Level Lawyers – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CUTTACK: Orissa High Court has decided to institute ‘Lawyer of the Year’ as an annual award for young district court lawyers ‘to encourage them to believe in ethical principles in legal practice’. Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar made the announcement while presenting ‘Lawyer of the Year’ to 22 young trial lawyers at a party on Tuesday evening to mark the founding day of the High Court. He said he was happy that some of the young female lawyers had been shortlisted for the award.

The award was instituted as part of the “Scheme for Promising Lawyer of the Year Award” to mark the 75th anniversary of the Orissa High Court. The Chief Justice said “the idea was to identify attorneys committed to keeping the case going until it is disposed of by participating fully at every stage of the trial.”
The “Scheme for Promising Lawyer of the year Award” was formulated after obtaining the opinions and comments of the district bar associations.

The attorneys who were commended were selected on the basis of their work for the entire 2021 calendar year after evaluation by the panel consisting of the district judge, the chief judicial magistrate and three senior members of the respective district bar associations, having an experience of 20 years or more. The Chief Justice said the award each year will go a long way in encouraging lawyers to adhere to ethical practices in the profession.

CUTTACK: Orissa High Court has decided to institute ‘Lawyer of the Year’ as an annual award for young district court lawyers ‘to encourage them to believe in ethical principles in legal practice’. Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar made the announcement while presenting ‘Lawyer of the Year’ to 22 young trial lawyers at a party on Tuesday evening to mark the founding day of the High Court. He said he was happy that some of the young female lawyers had been shortlisted for the award. The award was instituted as part of the “Scheme for Promising Lawyer of the Year Award” to mark the 75th anniversary of the Orissa High Court. The Chief Justice said “the idea was to identify attorneys committed to keeping the case going until it is disposed of by participating fully at every stage of the trial.” The “Scheme for Promising Lawyer of the year Award” was formulated after obtaining the opinions and comments of the district bar associations. The attorneys who were commended were selected on the basis of their work for the entire 2021 calendar year after evaluation by the panel consisting of the district judge, the chief judicial magistrate and three senior members of the respective district bar associations, having an experience of 20 years or more. The Chief Justice said the award each year will go a long way in encouraging lawyers to adhere to ethical practices in the profession.

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