"Courtroom is not to be confused with an audience at an election campaign", Justice KM Joseph advises young lawyers
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"Courtroom is not to be confused with an audience at an election campaign", Justice KM Joseph advises young lawyers

Justice KM Joseph was recently invited to speak at the 13th Annual Convocation of NUALS Kochi.

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Supreme Court judge, Justice KM Joseph was recently invited to speak at the the 13th annual convocation ceremony at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi. During the course of his address, he advised the young graduates on the practice of law.

In the course of his speech, the judge also made pertinent observations regarding the need to exercise discipline in making court room arguments.

The courtroom is not to be confused with an audience at an election campaign. While oratorial skills may be harnessed, a wise counsel will recognise that oratory is only a means to an end and the quality of brevity is greatly appreciated by courts.

Justice KM Joseph

Justice Joseph spoke elaborately on why those who wish to set up a law practice must hone their talents under the able guidance of an experienced counsel, and how the career of law involves continuous learning.

"The practice of law is not to be taken lightly. You are no different from a surgeon upon whose skill, hard work and dedication hang the life of a patient ... Pursue knowledge through your careers as a humble student. Drop the know-all mask which you may be inclined to wear on the strength of having undergone a five years course in law."
Justice KM Joseph
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