The primary purpose of the BLA is to undertake activities facilitating improvement in the quality of legal services. It also aims to strive for judicial reforms bringing efficiency and transparency in the functioning of courts by involving people outside the confines of the legal profession. It needs to be kept in mind that litigants and other lay persons are active stakeholders in the legal process. Some of the main objectives of the BLA read as under:

•   To uphold rule of law, promote higher values in legal profession and to preserve and protect independence of judiciary.

•    o strive for improvement in the institution of judiciary i.e. bar as well as the bench, for attainment of justice economic, political and social through constitutional means.

OBJECTIVES OF BOMBAY LAWYERS ASSOCITION

 

  • To uphold rule of law, promote higher values in legal profession and to preserve and protect independence of judiciary.
  • To strive for improvement in the institution of judiciary i.e. bar as well as the bench, for attainment of justice economic, political and social through constitutional means.
  • To strive for promotion and protection of interest of advocates including providing facility for study, place of work, rest etc. to its members.
  • To strive for higher standard for legal education like of professional courses of engineering and medicine.
  • To strive for more emphasis on ethics and strict norms for maintenance of ethical standards for legal profession.
  • To strive for stringent norms for enrolment as advocate.
  • To strive for professional efficiency test at regular intervals to maintain high standards of legal profession.
  • To strive for up-gradation of libraries for advocates and availability of data bases.
  • To strive for law to prescribe norms for high standard for selection of judges in the higher judiciary ensuring honest and knowledgeable persons to join the bench.
  • To strive for law prescribing strict norms for accountability of higher judiciary without compromising its independence.
  • To strive for increase in number of judges to match population growth.
  • To strive for introduction of information technology to the possible extent in order to make legal system more transparent and efficient.
  • To strive for rationalization of professional fee to make legal services affordable to common man particularly, poorer and disadvantageous section of population.
  • To strive for up-gradation of infrastructure for courts as well as for bar.
  • To strive for increase in the facilities for litigants inside and outside the courts.
  • To make rules and regulations in pursuance of the subject to this Memorandum of Association
  • To give training to students of law as well as practicing advocates to attain perfection in the art of advocacy and alternate dispute resolution such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
  • To organize lectures, conferences, debates, symposium and other like events for advancement in the knowledge of law and advocacy.
  • To conduct surveys and research on subjects relating to law.
  • To file Public Interest litigation for attainment of above objectives.
  • To publish journals for dissemination of knowledge of law and attainment of above objectives and to develop and maintain website for this purpose.
  • To strive for better health and recreation facilities for members of the bar.
  • To strive for making provisions for affordable housing for the members of the bar.
  • To grant financial assistance to members of the bar engaged in any of the activity mentioned above, if funds permit.
  • To collect funds for attainment of above objectives.
  • To do any other activity which is incidental and ancillary to attain above objectives

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