SECRETARY'S MESSAGE TO THE BAR
The Bar still has and must always continue to have attractions. The bar does not, indeed hold out promise of great wealth but it has distinctions and adequate means in store for those who bring to its pursuit the necessary qualities of mind and of character. What are those qualities? It is still, to a large extent, true to say that if a lawyer exhibits talent which shows itself in smartness and facility of speech such a lawyer is destined for our Bar.
There remains one of the main considerations to be taken into account to the choice of the Bar as a profession, namely ability to wait. Success, even moderate success, which is honest and sincere, not the other way round, rarely comes at once and indeed the youthful wearer of the forensic toga may consider himself fairly lucky if after three or four years at the Bar, is making enough to keep body and soul together.
Please remember friends that the central function of the legal profession is to promote the administration of justice. The rule of law cannot be built on the ruins of democracy, for where law ends, tyranny begins. It obligates the lawyer to observe scrupulously those norms which make him worthy of the confidence of the community in his, as a vehicle of justice- social justice. It must be a conscience, governed by the rejection of self-interest and self ambition. It must be a consigning desire to play a leading role in the fair and impartial administration of justice, to the end that public confidence may be kept undiminished at all times is the belief that we shall always seek truth and justice in the preservation of the rule of law.
I consider myself very fortunate to be having your blessings and love continuously. The elders in the bar are the torchbearers for all of us. And I am sure that our youngsters and companions lawyers are truly good and will become even better ones, and justice and truth seeking mission will help restore the legal profession to its position as a noble and a real service oriented activity.
All the best for every step you take and for all your endeavours.