Nagpur: The valedictory function of Judge Advocates Advance Course, Ser-26 (JAAC-26) was held at Institute of Military Law on 20 May 2017. Justice ZA Haq, Judge Mumbai High Court, Nagpur Bench presided over the valedictory function. The course was attended by 17 officers of Judge Advocate General Department of Indian Army and Indian Navy.
Justice ZA Haq, Judge, Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench, in his address to student officers stressed upon the importance of law of precedent and explained the nuances of following the precedent and the correct way of understanding a ruling cited by an Advocate. He further stated that discipline is the necessity and back bone of Army and needs to be followed and we need to be consistent about it and lead by example ourselves.
During 4 week course duration, the student officers were trained in practical application of law to ground situations. Officers attending the course were trained in various aspects of Military and allied laws which encompassed the conduct of Court Martial, Framing of Charges, effective defence of court cases before various courts including Armed Forces Tribunals. These officers of Judge Advocate Generals Department are holding appointments of Assistance Judge Advocate General/Officers in charge Legal Cell at their respective Command Headquarters/Area/Sub Area HQ who are chartered to undertake legal work of diverse nature towards dispensation of justice and maintenance of discipline.
In his concluding address, Brig Vijay Kumar Commandant, IML advised them to work hard in discharge of their duties in dispensation of legal advice and exhorted them to carry out their duty as legal advisors in a professional manner. He asked them to render advice to serve that interest of justice.
He also advised them to keep themselves abreast with latest development not only in the field of Military Law but also in other allied laws. In the end, he congratulated all of them for successful completion of their course.
Maj Deepak Ranvah stood first in the order of overall merit and was awarded Colonel RD Bhardwaj Bronze medal. Maj Saloni Parmar stood second in the course and was awarded Lt Gen BS Lidder Running Trophy.