Criminal Trident Pack: IPC, CrPC and IEA by Sr. Adv. G.S Shukla and Adv. Raghav Arora
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Vishwa (translator)     07 April 2011

Since there have been several mentions about me in this thread, I would like to clarify my statement. There is no problems with referrals, in fact it is the only way lawyers can find new clients and keep their pots boiling. But doing this for a monetary payment I would say is certainly unethical.

Suppose your child needs an urgent operation and your family doctor is referring you to a surgeon, not based on his merits but on the amount of kickback or commission that he himself may receive. I am sure you will feel outraged.

I would like to point out that many bar associations bring out handbooks with list of members and some of these are available online. Perhaps lawyers may be allowed to add their specialisations - civil, criminal, tax, divorce etc. allowing prospective clients to make choice or a first approach.

References have also been made to my personal problems, my attitude etc. I would like to add that my problems have been caused in large part precisely by unprofessional, unethical and crooked lawyers as well as corrupt judges.

I have paid out literally lakhs of rupees as lawyers fees but none of them has ever issued me an official receipt. Of course one cannot expect rotten judges to issue receipts!

Yet I am putting up a courageous fight without bitterness and in spite of my deteriorating health. The photo you see is not me but Jean Paul Belmondo in his prime of life. I am sure if  you were to contact on personal level, you will find that I am a very nice person after all.

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No harm in referring;absolutely not!

 

But refer to only good and honest ones who have good track records and satisfied clients.Then it makes sense.

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Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     07 April 2011

What if one gets referred to a cheater, then who will be responsible. It is LCI which will get defamed.

So strict verification and certification too is needed based on their skills and knowledge. And their fees too be fixed according to their merit and skill. Grievances/feedback column too must be here from clients.

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Ambika (NA)     08 April 2011

 

Talking of cheaters: a first hand experience from my freind's case, just yesterday...

Her lawyer colluded with the husband....this is what we think...

He sends the message to her client that she should not appear in the court on a particular date,  though my friend  ( respondent ) insists that the particular date is the date for appearance. Later when my friend checks the case diary for the last date, it was written falsely  that the client was absent from hearing and if she does not turn up on the next date, a suitable order would be passed. Well, the client was very much present on the said date and had had a conversation with the judge also when he asked her if she is coming from some other town for the hearing, this was asked because the petitioner husband had not turned that day. 

Join the false entry for the last hearing and the fact that the lawyer was discouraging the client from appearing the next time. 

What does it amount to...??? 

Either the advocate did not bother to refer to his diary

secondly he did not bother to refer to the case diary after the hearing was done

This shows anyways he is not a fit lawyer..

The other possibility is that he colluded with the husband...

And some are complaining about the low fee of the advocates.......it is a murky area...

I have found in the process of helping out some women, that while some advocate, very capable advocate are ready to forgo the money consideration in certain cases, some other are just focused on money and  compromise the integrity of this profession which is supposed to hold the cause of justice and fairness.

By the way , My friend had approached a freind of ours who is practicing in the high court to bring the matter to the notice of the judge that the case diary has represented ffalse  facts. The honorable judge says that he is dealing with hudreds of cases and it may be possible that some errors have occured in this regard. 

How far this chain would help, I am not sure at all...

 

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Even if we assume for a minute in the above matter that there was no colluding,the conduct shows grave neglect by the lawyer!

Shame shame that "superpower" India is like this.

Instead of colluding with the other party,if lawyers remain sincere to their clients,they get 100s of new cases which are referred to them by their satisfied clients.Per case it can be a good earning.Then more 100s of cases again referred to these new clients..And the list goes on..

When someone colludes,his reputation also gets tarnished,if the client talks about him here and there and cautions others not to take his services ever.

So which is more profitable,if calculated mathematically?

 

Per case profit or colluding ?

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Mallik Karra (Done with AIBE)     08 April 2011

no offence meant to my advocate brethren, but above posted are some valid points.... what if the referred adv. does not do justice to the case.... then what would we do? just leave it as it is saying "we did what we could ab uski kimat" huh ?? what about conscience then?

 

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