All said ad done mr joseph if you feel the amended rules are uncostitutional , you lawyers can always file a writ in SC and get it struck down , in a civilised manner without dharnas etc used mostly by rowdy elements.
In short, erosion of standard is a general phenomena and is the order of the day in every field and why to blame the Lawyers alone!
While one can often hear about poor quality of Lawyers, why no one is raising such issues as to the poor handling of cases by Judges who are appointed even without having any experience of practice of law ?
There was a healthy practice in the past that Advoctes having certain minimum length of practice would only be eligible for appointment as Judges or Magistrates; even that has been diluted in many States !
Unfortunately, politics have doomed the noble profession of Advocate to such an extent that priorities of Bar Councils do not lie with the upliftment of the profession or its standards.
Even the BCI has imposed unwarranted restrictions on the Advocates,e.g,periodic renewal of Licence, whereas no other professional body even thought of the same. Refresher courses,workshops,for Advocates, ought to have been a priority of Bar Councils.
Excellent articulation of all relevant points. However,fact remains that Advocates and Bar Councils are mostly responsible for inviting such drastic measures to be resorted to by the judiciary.
Good Article. Specially point 8 of your post. Training and sharpening of the skills of Advocates should be an ongoing process and trainings on technologies, ethics and soft skills training should be within the reach of all advocates.
The newly introduced rules have brougt in duplicate power centre to deal with the officers of the court, which uncalled for.
Dear and respected Dr. G B sir,
Your comments if read together makes a very good article. Great views.
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