Mangalore, Apr 22, 2012: V. Gopal Gowda, the chief justice of the High Court of Orissa, said at the Regional Advocates Conference 2012 that judges and lawyers must scrutinize all aspects of a case before coming to a conclusion or delivering a verdict.
He was delivering the inaugural address of the 2-day conference jointly organized by the Mangalore Bar Association and the Karnataka State Bar Council at Loyola Hall on April 22 Sunday.
Further, he said that the potentiality of the land depending on fertility and other factors cannot be ignored while fixing compensation under the Land Acquisition Act and added that lawyers must include the same while petitioning for compensations.
He also said that over 3 crore cases are pending in the Supreme Court and High Court because of delays in disposal and that over 10 lakh motor accident claims are pending in High Courts and Tribunals.
Speaking on the occasion, S. Abdul Nazeer, the Karnataka High Court judge, said that the quality of judges can be determined by the quality of judges.
Ananda Kumar Magdum Appu, the chairman of the Karnataka State Bar Council; Justice H. N. Nagamohan Das, the high court judge; K. Parija, the former chairman of the Bar Council of India; and S. L. Bhojegowda, the member of the Bar Council of India, were also present.