New Delhi: A high level delegation from the American Bar Association, led by Ms. Hilarie Bass, President, American Bar Association along with Mr. Gene Vance, Vice Chair of Section of Litigation and Mr. Koji Fukumura , the Chair Of Section of Litigation visited Amity University Noida campus today.
The aim of the visit was to provide an opportunity to the students to familiarize them on the legal provisions & procedure in United States of America and also update them regarding their registration for legal practice in USA through American Bar Association.
Welcoming the gathering, Dr. (Prof.) Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that Amity believes in providing the best global exposure to the students and prepare them to face professional challenges at global level. She emphasized that Amity aims for students to have highest attainment by inculcating global practices in every programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India and President, Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) said that it is the first time that American Bar Association is visiting any education institute in India. Lauding the efforts of Amity Law School, he said Amity Law School is devoted to prepare a generation of law professionals capable of facing future demands confidently and takes pride in maintaining an exceptional learning and research environment. He mentioned that Amity believes in providing an innovative and stimulating exposure to its students so that they achieve success in every field and also help towards building the nation.
Addressing the gathering, Ms. Hilarie Bass, President, American Bar Association said that American Bar Association (ABA) was established in the year 1878 as a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. She mentioned that the most important activity of ABA is to set academic standards for Law Schools and to formulate Model Ethical Codes related to the legal profession. She highlighted that ABA spreads awareness amongst American public regarding the importance of independence of judiciary which helps in decision making
Ms. Bass lamented on the large gap towards access to justice in the country by the people who need legal help but cannot afford to hire legal counselor, hence ABA stands to ensure that some capital is provided by the government to assist the funding of legal services for the needy. She stressed that it is important for people to believe in access to legal system as it will help in keeping the democracy strong. She called upon the budding legal professionals to be the member of American Bar Association as they will get opportunity to network with legal experts who can guide them to be better lawyers and leaders.
During the occasion, delegation from American Bar Association presented the “Certificate of Appreciation” to Amity Law School Noida in recognition to their contribution in legal education.
Dr. Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chairman, Amity Law Schools, Dr. Shefali Raizada, Addl. Director, Amity Law School – I and Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Tomer, Addl. Director, Amity Law School II were also present.