Monday, May 5, 2014

Refresher course held for judicial officers

GANGTOK, 04 May: A two-day refresher course for judicial officers of Sikkim was held on 03-04 May to provide more enlightenment to the officials on various issues including the emerging trends and challenges and jurisdiction specific, procedure and core-judicial skills including court control, composure, assimilation of case, adjudication and purpose of judicial education and training.
While inaugurating the two-day refresher course on Saturday, High Court Judge SP Wangdi said that such refresher courses help to enhance knowledge and overcome new challenges. He added that the training would provide valuable knowledge in adjudicating court cases and in other administrative process.
Former judge of Sikkim High Court, who is also in the Board of Governors of Sikkim Judicial Academy, Justice AP Subba said that the perception of judges and judicial officers has changed and such training and refresher courses are required even though they have knowledge about judicial administration and adjudication of cases.
He also highlighted the issues and concepts behind the establishment of Judicial Academies after the 14th Law Commission of India felt it necessary to impart training to judicial officers.
The two-day refresher course imparted information on various issues like skill in writing judgments and orders, relevancy of judgments and precedents, bridging knowledge gaps, understanding the techniques of case management and use of IT to expedite judicial process.

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