Many have signed up as HC defenders at the behest of Bar Council leaders: Judge Obaidul

Appellate Division Judge, Justice Obaidul Hassan speaks during a discussion on “The Changing Role of the Legal Profession in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges” hosted by Chattogram University LL.M at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium on Sunday. – Photo taken from facebook.

The Chairman of the Registration Committee of the Bangladesh Bar Council, Justice Obaidul Hassan, said on Sunday that many candidates were registered as lawyers to practice in the High Court Division at the behest of the leaders of the lawyers regulatory body.

“We have to register them even if they cannot answer any questions,” said Obaidul Hassan, also an appellate division judge, during a discussion on “The Changing Role of the Legal Profession in Bangladesh: problems and challenges organized by Chattogram University”. Association LL.M.

“It is an injustice to me and the Supreme Court, although the leaders of the Bangladesh Bar Council consider the registration of 3,000 lawyers in the High Court division as a great achievement for them,” the judge said. Obaidul, explaining the current status of lawyers at the Supreme Court.

Judge Md Habibul Gani, Judge Sheikh Hassan Arif, Senior Advocate Rokanuddin Mahmud and Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, among others, spoke during the discussion with Association President Syed Md Tazrul Hossain at the Presidency.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at Chattogram University, Prof. Abdullah Al Faruque delivered his keynote address during the discussion held at the Supreme Court Bar Association Auditorium.

The association’s secretary, Helal Chowdhury, moderated the discussion.

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