Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Sikri recently launched a book titled “On the Rise” authored by by advocate Tariq Khan. The event, which was held at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi was attended by various Senior Advocates and judges including Senior Advocates P Chidambaram and Fali S Nariman..The book, which is about young and aspiring lawyers and their journey, contains narratives by 20 contributors. According to the author, the book could be a guide for young lawyers who can relate to the stories in the book..Justice Sikri, who spoke on the occasion, shared some valuable insights about his experiences as a lawyer and law student. He also spoke about the evolution of legal profession in India..“In our times, there were few Indian cases in Western newspaper reports but today the situation is that there are headlines on what is happening in Indian Courts. That is why law as a profession is becoming charming.”.He praised young lawyers for their contributions in assisting their Seniors while expressing his keenness to strengthen the junior bar..Chidambaram graced the gathering with his encouraging words. He suggested that juniors must grab every opportunity to argue even if it is against lawyers such as Fali Nariman. Stating that foreign lawyers will enter the country very soon, he emphasised on the need to acquire specialisation in the field of law. Speaking about the changes that have come about in the legal profession, Chidambaram said:.“We were not lucky to have google and other legal websites and also law firms handing out fat salaries. I got a sum of Rs. 150 after working for a month and a half. Much has changed.”.The highlight of the event was the speech by Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman. Nariman said that the young lawyers must accept all kinds of work and should focus on learning. He also suggested that lawyers should not mislead or criticise Judges..“Never mislead the judge because he will never again believe you ever again. Never criticize the judge. Nowadays there is so much criticism.”.The function came to a close with the author of the book, Tariq Khan, proposing the vote of thanks.