It is not necessary to have any special background or influential contacts to have a successful career as a lawyer, Supreme Court judge Justice Surya Kant recently said. .The judge added that the focus for lawyers should remain on working hard."There is a sense of insecurity when seen on those who join the profession, a lack of confidence. They feel that without connections to senior lawyers or the Advocate General's office, or having government briefs, they cannot be a stable professional. Please do not carry this kind of impression, work hard, and leave the rest to fate. It is not necessary for a special background to be successful in this profession," Justice Kant said..He added that there will always be lots of space and demand for lawyers who give outstanding assistance to courts in delivering true and actual justice to litigants.The apex court judge made the observations while speaking at a function held on November 15 to inaugurate a new diagnostic centre at the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association premises..In his brief address, Justice Kant requested that the facility be extended to the 'actual consumers of justice', the litigants, without whom the Bar cannot be what it is.He implored lawyers to assist courts in addressing the mounting case arrears."It is important for the Bench and Bar to provide help in providing speedy trial for litigants and [to build] trust in the system," he said.He also advised senior lawyers to invest in the future generation by mentoring young lawyers..Punjab Advocate General Gurminder Singh and Haryana Advocate General Baldev Raj Mahajan also spoke on the occasion.