Bhubaneswar: In a historic move, the High Court of Orissa has dedicated e-Libraries for the Bar Associations of the 30 Districts and 2 outlying stations in Koraput and Rourkela in an event organized through virtual mode here on Tuesday.
Chief Justice of the High Court, Dr. Justice S. Muralidhar and Judges of the High Court of Orissa were present on the occasion. The District Judges, Judicial Officers and Office Bearers of the Bar Associations of all the 30 Districts attended the event.
All India Reporter (AIR) online, Manupatra and CO ROM version of Orissa Law Times (OLT) have been made available in the e-Libraries provided to the Bar Associations. The infrastructure for the e-Library and the subscription for the journals have been provided by the High Court.
Nirmal Kishore Rath, the President of Federation of All Orissa Bar Associations addressed the occasion. Rath welcomed the initiative of the High Court as historic and said that thousands of lawyers in the State would be benefited by the e-Libraries.
Justice Arindam Sinha, Judge. High Court of Orissa and Chairman, High Court’s Library Committee, speaking on the occasion, highlighted the importance of e-Library in the legal profession. He expressed hope that the provision of e-Libraries would help the young lawyers in remaining updated in developments in the field of law.
Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, delivering the keynote address, discussed the challenges faced by the budding lawyers in keeping themselves abreast with the latest judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court and High Courts.
He said that the objective of dedicating e-Libraries to the Bar Associations was to facilitate the young aspirants in accomplishing their ambition of becoming good lawyers. The Chief Justice said that he was confident that best use of e-Libraries would be made by the Bar Associations.
This initiative of the High Court has been hailed by the legal fraternity of the State.