what is the difference between a senior advocate and a normal advocate... and is the senior advocate designation a plus point in enhancing the practice and earnings of a lawyer?
Arvind Manghirmalani (Advocate High court Bombay Trained mediator 91-9869617090 9594255075) 01 June 2014
An advocate after a certain practice and contribution in law is felicitated as a senior advocate by High Court in whose jurisdiction he practices. All Advocates in India are at the same level and are recognized as such. As a recognition of law practice and specialization in an area of law, there is a concept of conferral of Senior Advocate status. An Advocate may be recognized by the Judges of the High Court (in case of an Advocate practicing before that High Court) or by the Supreme Court (in case of the Advocate practicing before the Supreme Court). While the conferral of Senior Advocate status not only implies distinction and fame of the Advocate, it also requires the Senior Advocate to follow higher standards of conduct and some distinct rules. Also, a Senior Advocate don't file vakalatnama in his name. He practices as a counsel and take briefs from other Advocates and argue on the basis of the details given by them.