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Virtual Smoking Is Seriously Injurious To Your Wealth


Virtual Smoking Is Seriously Injurious To Your Wealth
  • Smoking during in camera court proceeding will now be penalized.
  • Henceforth smoking will not only be injurious to your health, but also take a toll on your wealt
  • Gujarat High Court calls the act of virtual smoking an ‘Irresponsible Conduct’
  • Sets precedent by imposing a fine of INR 10,000/-

ADVOCATE HIMSELF HAD TO BEAR THE FIRST FINANCIAL INJURY

  • es, it’s true the person accused is an Advocate himself
  • Unluckily found smoking in his car during Virtual Court Proceedings via Video Conferencing
  • Court strongly condemned the action, and demanded ‘Minimum Dignified Decorum” to be maintained
  • Gujarat High Court has now issued mandatory guidelines for all further hearings
  • No-more video proceedings allowed in the car, can be done from only Residence or Office
  • Lawyers also to maintain appropriate attire & sitting posture during the proceedings.

THE COURT HAS CAUGHT AT FIRST SIGHT

  • Inter Alia, the Lock Down has made the Advocates ‘Decorum Free’ in attending the Court proceedings via Video Conferencing
  • A breach of Decorum have been observed From Advocates since June this year
  • Many found attending court hearings during garden strolls or meals
  • The Calcutta High Court took Suo Motto Contempt action against an advocate for posting LinkedIn Screenshot of virtual court hearing
  • However the contempt proceedings were later dropped with a warning to the Lawyer
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