Encourage women in legal jobs, says AG

Kathmandu, January 16:

Attorney General Yagya Murti Banjade today said women should be encouraged to take up legal profession to make them aware about their rights.

Addressing the inaugural function of a month-long Bar exam orientation programme organised for female law graduates here, he said women could become successful lawyers if they made full efforts.

Professor Dr Kanak Bikram Thapa said, “Law is a totally different profession, as the learning process goes on for a lifetime and one needs a lot of patience.” He added, “Statistics show there is less corruption in those places where there are women judges.” He said those who score the highest marks in the Bar exam would get an opportunity to work as assistant to senior advocates.

Chief of the ARD Rule of Law Project of the USAID/Nepal, Fredrick Eager, and Chairperson of the Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre Professor Dr Shanti Thapaliya also spoke on the occasion.