FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Jorhat, Aug 30: Jorhat Law College, on the occasion of its Golden jubilee, organized a semir on the topic “Altertive Dispute Resolution in Civil suits and Proceeding” on August 22 and August 23 in the college premises here.
The iugural session began on the first day at 3 p.m which was iugurated by justice S. N. Phukon, retired judge of the Supreme Court. Justice C.R Sarma, judge of the Guwahati High Court who attended as chief guest, introduced the topic to the participants. Dr A.K Das, Principal of the college in his welcome address expressed the view that the representatives of the Judiciary, Bar, academic fraternity and the students assembled in the semir to deliberate on a topic of vital importance .
Dr Ramesh Chandra Borpatra Gohaine ,dean of faculty of Law ,Guwahati University was the Director of the semir. Initiating the discussion on the topic, senior advocate O.M. Mahesree in his keynote address outlined the history of the new provision of section 89 and explaining the importance of altertive dispute resolution , invited the co operation of the Bench ,Bar the academic fraternity and the students as well as the people at wake the process of altertive dispute resolution a success. Two papers were presented by Dr. Lalon Prasad Thakuria ,Editor of “The Indian Jurist” and Mr. Pradip Borah , advocate ,Jorhat respectively. The semir was also addressed by District Judge of Jorhat , Golaghat and Sivasagar as well as the chairman of the Jorhat District consumer Forum.
An interactive session was held on August 23, where in several students took part. Dr. Ramesh Chandra Borpatra Guhaine in his valedictory speech, outlined the vast areas to be covered by the process of Altertive Dispute Resolution Process which will not only cut short the lengthy civil litigation , but also make it less costly.