Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit on Monday said that the late Justice Soli Sorabjee was a great scholar of law and constitution and a social engineer.
Speaking at the launch of the book titled “Soli Sorabjee – A Great Maestro”, the CJI said that he worked as a junior lawyer in Sorabji’s chambers for five and a half years and in all cases the famous lawmaker argued that an example. for his brothers.
“All his cases are with me. These cases are a milestone in my career. I spent five and a half years with this eminent man, a man of great knowledge of law and constitution, a social engineer. So, he didn’t miss it and used it extensively,” the CJI said.
Justice DY Chandrachud also spoke on the occasion and said that Sorabjee brought the joy of human experience to the rule of law.
“It is said that the fields of mimicry, jazz music suffered a lot when Sorabjee decided to join the law,” Justice Chandrachud said.
Sorabji’s voice is important in the constitution of Indian administrative law, he added.
“It is generally accepted that judgments are the result of the work of the judges who wrote them, and that they are the sole bearers of light to create a proper legal order.
“It is the role of lawyers to create a just social order that emphasizes their contribution outside the courts through their social and political activities. Big thanks to the lawyers, who shape the law through their submissions in the courts,” said Justice Chandrachud.
In his long and distinguished career, Sorabjee wore many roles and dresses, Justice Chandrachud said, adding that he was a good judge and defender of human rights.
“But the story would be incomplete without a preview of Sorabjee’s role as a distinguished mentor who trained many of us at the bar and the bar. Our legal practice was not only enhanced in his chambers, but learned also by example is our commitment to the Constitution. do not compromise,” he said.
“Soli Sorabjee – A Great Maestro” has been written by lawyer V Sudhish Pai.
Former chief justice of India MN Venkatachaliah, attorney general R Venkataramani, former advocate general KK Venugopal and senior counsel Fali S Nariman also spoke on the matter.
Sorabjee served as attorney general from 1989 to 1990 and then from 1998 to 2004. He died on 30 April 2021 at the age of 91.
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