In brief conversation with the Director of CPJCHS-SOL
Mr. Yugank Chaturvedi is the Director of CPJCHS- School of Law and he is also the Director of Corporate Affairs.
Legal Bites: Sir, what is the importance of study of Socio Legal issues in legal field?
Mr. Chaturvedi : I personally feel that studying Socio Legal issues is very important and that is why we emphasize on it. It ensures that students are aware of the problems that society is facing in large and thus they can pay special attention for their welfare an well being. It is important to work for the upliftment of the poor sections of the society.
Legal Bites: Sir, tell me about the role of higher judiciary and government in legal aid & awareness in India?
Mr. Chaturvedi : I think that the role of Judiciary is the one of the prime importance in promoting legal awareness. It is the only institution which is free from arbitrariness and corruption. Although there are several instances which raised eyebrows.
Government also has a very important role to play in providing the needy with apt advocates and making them aware about their legal rights.
Legal Bites: Sir, what are your views on effectiveness of Legal Service Authority Act, 1987?
Mr. Chaturvedi : I think present situation of legal aid and awareness initiatives in India under the current Legal Service Authority Act 1987 are appropriate in nature as we are going in the correct direction.
I think more and more practicing advocates should come forward and spend their time in the development and Add to dictionary of the poor and needy people.The only problem as per my understanding of law lies in the lack of the Qualitative pleaders.
Legal Bites: Sir, what advise you would like to give to our readers?
Mr. Chaturvedi : I advise to all the Future Advocates to work hard as this is the one of the toughest field to be in. What I am trying to say that first undergo the pain as the pain is temporary but the class is permanent so thus you will be surely be enjoying the fruits of your hard work you have put in.
Here I would like to share the famous saying of the great legend Mohammad Ali “Even I don’t like the times of hard work but he says to himself that, Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion”
Legal Bites: Thank you sir for your time and consideration.
Mr. Chaturvedi : I would like to congratulate and pay my Heartiest Vote of thanks to Legal Bites for giving such opportunity to share my insights. Thank you Prateek.
This interview was taken by Prateek Arora, Campus Amicus at LEGAL BITES India & 4th year law student, CPJCHS-SOL, New Delhi.
Date: – 20/03/2017 Place: – CPJCHS-SOL