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Madras Bar Association to livestream lectures by jurists
A Subramani | TNN | Apr 17, 2020, 14:31 IST
CHENNAI: The Madras Bar Association (MBA) has lined up a series of YouTube lectures by top jurists, including judges of the Supreme Court, to rev up legal fraternity idling at homes due to lockdown. Of course, the lectures will continue post lockdown too.
Organised by the MBA Academy, the series will kick off on Monday with a lecture on arbitration and government contracts by Justice V Ramasubramanian of the Supreme Court. Such top names as the apex court judges Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice U U Lalit, attorney general K K Venugopal and chief justice of the
Madras high court Justice A P Sahi have given their consent to deliver lectures on a range of topics.
“It will help widen the legal knowledge of lawyers, young and old,” said MBA president and designated senior lawyer A R L Sundaresan. The jurists would talk on topics of their choice covering latest judgments, ethics, good conduct and other related developments in law, he said. To begin with it will be twice in week, he added.
Tamil Nadu additional advocate general and senior advocate P H Arvindh Pandian said the MBA initiative would bring the Supreme Court closer to southern states than ever, and added that YouTube was preferred to other trending videoconference tools because there was no limit to audience. Similarly, there will not be any question-answer or interactive sessions, as they come with risks of unforeseen embarrassment during livestreaming.
Besides, to access the YouTube lecture, one needs to just click and watch, Pandian said, adding that the lectures get automatically archived enabling members of the fraternity to watch them whenever they choose to.
Lecture series is not new for MBA Academy though. It has been organising several lectures and sessions involving judges, senior lawyers and jurists of stature since last year. Now, thanks to this digital tool, they would reach more people across the globe, he said.
P Wilson, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member of DMK, welcomed the YouTube lecture plan and pointed out that a programme — Neethi Karangal – being held under the aegis of Tamil Nadu Senior Advocates Forum was already conducting similar classes and lectures for candidates preparing for Tamil Nadu judicial services.
“We started the series on January 2 and conducted it regularly, till it had to be stopped on March 18 due to lockdown,” said Wilson who is convenor of Neethi Karangal, which has been recognised by the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLSA).