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Sikkim Judicial Academy

Sikkim Judicial Academy


Apart from the Judicial Officers of the State, Sikkim Judicial Academy (SJA) also  caters to novice Lawyers and Law students, it will offer the following courses for the novice Lawyers and Law students:-
(i) Introductory Lecture on the greatness and nobility of the legal profession;
(ii) Lectures on Advocacy;
(iii) The equipment of the lawyers with special emphasis on the 7 (seven) lamps of Advocacy, e.g. honesty, courage, industry, wit, eloquence, judgment and fellowship.
(iv) Professional ethics including court room manners and language;
(v) Meetings and dealings with the clients; and
(vi) Preparation of a case-drafting of pleading, examination of witnesses, professional conduct, duty to the litigants, duty to the clients, duty to the Court, duty to the witnesses, duty to the public and the State, duty to lawyer himself topics of relevance in the context of the hoary traditions of the Bar as an equal partner of the Judges in the administration of justice.

Induction Courses

For the new recruits to the judicial services 


(i) To prepare newly appointed judges for performing their duties and functions;

(ii) To ensure uniformity and predictability of decisions by equipping the judges with adequate command of laws, procedures and the technology of judging;

(iii) To educate judges on related areas of knowledge and skills useful for judicial work;

(iv) To inculcate the right kind of values, attitudes and perspectives desirable for undertaking judicial functions;

(v) To motivate and prepare for absorbing reformist initiatives, overcome resistance to change and to manage change in a manner beneficial to judicial administration.