Event Updates - National Seminar on Professional Ethics by HNLU,Raipur

Kshama SharmaPublished On: February 24, 2016
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur announced the tentative schedule for "National seminar on changing dimensions of morality and ethics
Event Updates - National Seminar on Professional Ethics by HNLU,Raipur

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipurannounced the tentative schedule for "National seminar on changing dimensions of morality and ethics in legal profession: challenges and prospects"

It will be held on 19th-20thMarch, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday)

Venue: University Campus, Uparwara Naya Raipur


Objective Behind The Seminar:

Professional ethics consist of those fundamental values on which the profession has been built. Legal ethics is one of the professional ethics which lays down certain duties for the observance of its members, which he owes to the society, to the court, to the profession, to his client and to himself. It is mainly a code of rules which regulates the behaviour and conduct of a practicing lawyer towards himself, his client, his opposite party, his counsel and of course towards the Court. The nobility and dignity of the legal profession are maintained by the adherence and observance of these professional norms by those who adopt this profession. Ethics means principles of behaviour which are applied to an ordinary citizen in the society. It shall also be the standards of morals for a lawyer.

In this backdrop, the significance of professional ethics acquires more importance in the present time when legal profession is facing various challenges. This Seminar is an endeavour to have deliberations and spread awareness regarding the changing dimensions of professional morality and ethics in India along with its challenges and prospects.

SUBTHEMES for the Paper Presentation:

Papers are invited on any of the following sub-themes. These sub-themes are only broad areas and not exhaustive. The themes that are not covered under following sub-themes but have relevance in the thrust area of the seminar may also be submitted. The sub-themes are as follows:

  1. Role of Professional Etiquette and Ethics for Legal Practitioners
  2. Role of Internet and other Communication Technology in Legal Profession
  3. Right to Advertise for Lawyers
  4. Role of Professional Etiquette and Ethics for Legal Practitioners
  5. Right to Practice: A New Approach
  6. Outsourcing of Legal Services: Trends, Challenges and Potential in India
  7. Liberalization of Legal Services in India through GATS
  8. Contempt of Court: A Challenge to Rule of Law
  9. Cooperative Interaction between Lawyers and Judges: Bench-Bar Relations
  10. Challenges Faced by Legal Profession in 21st Century
  11. Model Rules of Professional and Judicial conduct for the Upliftment of Administration of Justice.
  12. Strike by Advocates and Limited Liability
  13. Crisis of Professional Ethics due to Liberalization of Legal Profession



Papers are invited from the academicians, judges, researchers, practitioners, students and other stakeholders on the emerging issues and related areas on the broad sub-themes mentioned above. It is proposed that the selected papers will be published in the form of an edited book having ISBN number.

The abstract of the paper should contain 300- 400 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating his email id, contact number, designation and address.

The full paper should not be of more than 6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word in Bluebook (19th ed.) mode of citation.


  • ABSTRACT: The abstract of the paper should reach the Coordinator of the seminar at seminar@hnlu.ac.in on or before 25th February 2016.
  • FULL PAPER: Soft copy of the full paper along with the abstract must reach via e-mail to seminar@hnlu.ac.in on or before 15th March 2016.
  • A hard copy of the both side printed full paper along with registration form and demand draft must reach on or before 15th March 2016 to the Coordinator, National Seminar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Naya Raipur – 492002, Chhattisgarh.


Registration fee by demand draft in favour of “Registrar, HNLU, Raipur” payable at Raipur must reach on or before 15th March 2016.


  • Students and Research Scholars (individual) - Rs.750/- (co-authors) - Rs. 1000
  • Academicians & others (individual) - Rs. 1000, (co-authors) - Rs. 1500/-

(Co-Authors shall not be more than two for a paper)


All participants will be provided with Working Lunch, tea/coffee with snacks at the venue of the Seminar. Note- No T. A. / D.A. will be provided to the participants by the organisers of the Seminar. The participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However, for any assistance participants may contact the organizers.


  1. Last Date of Submission of Abstract: 25th February 2016
  2. Date for Confirmation of Acceptance of Abstract: 28th February 2016
  3. Last Date of Submission of Full Paper: 15th March 2016
  4. Last Date for Registration and Payment:15th March 2016

Contact Details for any Help:

Coordinator Mr. Rana Navneet Roy: +91 9303758630

Co-coordinator cum Treasurer Dr. Uttam K. Panda: +91 9826303884

Registration forms are available at University's website.


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