Commission soon to review existing laws: Naveen

Cuttack: The State government is shortly going to constitute a Law Commission, which will examine all existing laws and suggest modifications if necessary, informed CM Naveen Patnaik at the 44th Annual Conference of the All Odisha Lawyers’ Association here today.

While addressing the conference, Patnaik said, “Lawyers are an integral part of our system of administration of justice, not only in the legal sense but also in terms of social, economic and political justice. Lawyers are the protectors of the legal system and they must use their expertise for greater social justice.”

Urging young lawyers to play a significant role in nation building, Patnaik said; “In the present scenario of the society, I urge our young lawyers to take up social responsibility and work for the benefit of the poor and the disadvantaged.”

“The government is aware of the suggestions and demands made by the lawyers’ association and we will certainly consider the suggestions with a positive outlook,” he added.

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Mishra inaugurated the conference where the Law minister Arun Sahoo and many dignitaries of the legal fraternity were also present.

In his address, Justice Mishra said; “Every citizen of India, more so lawyers, has the significant responsibilities to establish, accept, endeavour, and strive for a constitutional identity. Lawyers are responsible to help people who are unable to establish their constitutional identities.”

“The All Odisha Lawyers’ Association is an old and big institution and I would request them to work for the society and ensure constitutional identities for everyone,” he urged.