In a significant milestone for Uttarakhand’s legal fraternity, Advocate Lubeena Parul has emerged as a trailblazer by becoming the state’s first lady to hold the position of Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel. Her remarkable journey from studying law at SSJ Campus Almora to securing an LL.M. from Soban Singh Jeena University and eventually making her mark as a legal advocate at the Civil Court in Bazpur is an inspiring tale of dedication, passion, and breaking barriers.
Early Education and Academic Excellence:
Advocate Lubeena Parul’s journey into the field of law commenced with her undergraduate studies at SSJ Campus Almora, affiliated with Kumaun University. During her time there, she exhibited exceptional dedication to her studies and developed a strong foundation in legal principles and practices.
Her commitment to academic excellence led her to pursue a post-graduate degree in law, an LL.M., at Soban Singh Jeena University, Almora. This decision was pivotal in honing her legal expertise and preparing her for the challenging yet rewarding path ahead.
Practicing Law at Civil Court, Bazpur:
After completing her education, Advocate Lubeena Parul embarked on her legal career, choosing to practice law at the Civil Court in Bazpur. This was a crucial phase in her journey, as it provided her with practical exposure to the intricacies of legal proceedings, courtroom dynamics, and the complexities of the justice system.
Throughout her early career, Advocate Lubeena Parul demonstrated a strong commitment to upholding the principles of justice and defending the rights of those in need. Her dedication to her clients and her unwavering pursuit of justice earned her respect and recognition within the legal community.
In an interview conducted by Digital Pradesh News Networks, the parent company of Isrg Rajan Digital Media, she articulated, “I have chosen the legal profession, not merely as a means to sustain my own livelihood or support my family, but with a profound commitment to ensuring justice for every individual, regardless of their caste, gender, or religion. It is imperative to grasp the intricacies of the applicant’s case, as this comprehension is intrinsic to the practice of law. I consistently strive to connect with my clients, whether they are incarcerated or at liberty, to meticulously scrutinize their cases and advocate on their behalf. My objective is to become the advocate who represents the interests of the applicant before the esteemed court and its learned judges.”
Expanding on the interview, she went on to disclose that her current occupation is within the Session Court in Udham Singh Nagar, with aspirations to ascend to the esteemed position of a judge in the future.
Breaking Barriers and Making History:
In the year 2023, Advocate Lubeena Parul achieved a historic milestone by becoming Uttarakhand’s first lady to assume the role of Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel. This accomplishment is not only a testament to her legal acumen but also a significant step forward in breaking gender stereotypes in the legal profession.
As an Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel, Advocate Lubeena Parul now plays a vital role in ensuring that individuals who cannot afford legal representation receive a fair and just defense in court. Her appointment signifies a commitment to providing equal access to justice for all, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Advocate Lubeena Parul’s journey from her educational roots at SSJ Campus Almora to her historic appointment as Uttarakhand’s first lady Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel is a testament to her unwavering dedication, passion for justice, and determination to break gender barriers in the legal field. Her story serves as an inspiration not only to aspiring lawyers but to all individuals striving to make a difference in their communities through their chosen professions. Uttarakhand’s legal fraternity can look to Advocate Lubeena Parul as a symbol of progress and inclusivity in the pursuit of justice.