LL.M. student at University Law College, Bangalore University, India
Being the world’s second-largest democracy, the Indian legal profession plays a major role in establishing a law-abiding developed society by pronouncing exemplary and notable judgments. Advocates and the judges are the active participants who make this effort together in order to gain changes in society. However, lawyers play a major role in the administration of justice, as their main job is to assist the Court in dispensing justice. During pre-independence, advocates played a significant role in achieving freedom in India; where the British were fighting with ammunition, the advocates like Gandhiji, Nehru ji, and Vallabhbhai Patel ji fought with words being freedom fighters and brought independence from the British, thereby building a society for the Indians in their homeland. During post-independent India, lawyers actively participated in making the Constitution which is the root of our Indian Legal system. The name of Dr B. R. Ambedkar is unforgettable; they framed the Indian Constitution and added several laws as a rule which still shapes our society. The whole war fought during the court proceedings is based on the ‘words’. Therefore, lawyers are also known as the ‘magician of the words’, and those, who uses words as a tool, are the one who keeps the courage to build a society. Advocacy includes purposeful actions which further nurture and advances the people’s rights, opportunities, causes and human dignities to carry out life even after death as a hallmark of the social establishment. Qualified, trained lawyers help in shaping the law according to the need of society. In this paper, the author made an attempt to analyse how lawyers have contributed towards building a democratic society since the pre-independence era and still is taking part actively in bringing changes according to the need of modern society.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 531 - 537DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114080
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