Social Background, Mobility and Use of ICT Among the Disabled Lawyers in Surat City

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 4C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Distributed Paper
Ramani HETAL, Sociology Department, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University ,Surat, Gujarat, India, India
The present paper makes an attempt to analyse the social background and patterns of intergenerational and intra-generational social mobility and use of ICT among the differently abled lawyers in terms of their religion, caste, class, sex, place of birth, type of schooling, parental background and reasons for entering into the legal profession. In pre-globalization era, the legal profession was dominated by the lawyers largely drawn from urban and upper caste background and hard to practice for disabled(differently abled) lawyers. However, with the process of globalization the legal profession has been transforming. The organization of court work has also been changing. The lawyers are using more and more new information and communication technologies in the organization of their work and in making contact with their clients through mobile phone, e-mail. Use of computer and internet has been significantly increased among the lawyers. The study hints that now the legal profession in the Surat city is becoming more and more inclusive.