Thursday, April 25, 2024

Advocates-on-Record in top court being used like postmen: Justice Gavai

Supreme Court judge, Justice BR Gavai, during contempt proceedings against two advocates, said that Advocates-on-Record in the top court are being used like postmen.

The Justice meant that Advocates-on-Record are only filing petitions drafted by other lawyers, and not applying minds regarding the pleadings.

The Bench of Justice BR Gavai and Justice JB Pardiwala made these observations while hearing a suo motu contempt petition initiated against an Advocate and an Advoctae-on-record over the derogatory averments made in a special leave petition against a Karnataka High Court Bench.

The Apex Court during the hearing, requested the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) and the Bar Council of India (BCI) for knowhow of addressing similar cases of misconduct by advocates-on-record, before adjourning the hearing to the end of July.

A practising advocate Mohan Chandra P had filed a writ petition before the Karnataka High Court, challenging the selection of the chief information commissioner and the information commissioners by the Karnataka government.


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