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Blow-by-blow fireworks in the SC Loya case today: Dave vs Salve & Rohatgi • CJI vs Jaising


Lawrence Liang files Delhi HC writ vs Ambedkar U sex harass panel, while hidden battles rage online


Greatest hits of MK Mishra vs his press release ramble to ‘safeguard blind faith in holiest institution’ from Indira Jaising inconvenient truth


Unprecedented crisis sparks luminary press for lawyers to take judicial appointments mandate away from judiciary


India cuts down on death sentences by 27% since 2016 • Maha most aggressive judicial death dealer • Only Tripura against death penalty


What timing! BCI’s MK Mishra: ‘3 to 4 advocate’ intervenors ‘make mockery' of legal profession, will hold press conference, tackle menace

BCI finally calls mid-March elections for 15 states • Assam reports no ‘fake lawyers’ found in verification • Guj counts 50k lawyers


Super-late bar council elections may now finally happen: Maha bar council deletes 65k “fake” lawyers as Feb deadline for election voter list approaches

Bar, Bench & Litigation  26 June 2018

BCI misspells Justice ‘Chemeleshwar’ throughout lengthy post-retirement press release diatribe, on behalf of ‘99.9% of lawyers’

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued a press release slamming recently retired Justice J Chelameswar for speaking to the press after his retirement, explaining why he (and others) took the unprecedented step in January of calling a press conference criticising the conduct of their Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  18 June 2018

3 months after 7-year-late election, Bihar confirms reelection of ex-BCI chair Manan Kumar Mishra + 24 to state bar council

Nearly three months after overdue elections were held on the Supreme Court’s order for the Bihar bar council on 27 March, the vote counting is now complete and has confirmed the 25 winning members, including the re-election of senior counsel and ex-Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  24 May 2018

Lawrence Liang files Delhi HC writ vs Ambedkar U sex harass panel, while hidden battles rage online

Well-known academic, Alternative Law Forum (ALF) founder and NLSIU Bangalore alumnus Lawrence Liang has appealed in the Delhi high court against Ambedkar University Delhi’s sexual harassment committee finding of March that he had harassed a female PhD student of another Delhi university, suspending him from administrative duties.

Law as a career – in the age of Artificial Intelligence.
by K.V.Dhananjay

Thirty years ago, nobody could have accurately predicted the job market of today. The intervening technological progress must be blamed or credited for it. However, we se... Read more

Social lawyers  16 May 2018

All legal metal fans in Delhi this Friday: Lawyers night, Slayer tribute at TC Cafe Green Park

This Friday, 18th May, it’s Lawyer’s Night at TC Cafe with a very special line-up for all lawyers who are fans of heavy metal.

The 1st NLS- Trilegal Arbitration Conference, 2018: Live Blog!
by MCS NLS Live Blogs

Today marks the first edition of the NLS- Trilegal Arbitration Conference, organised by the Moot Court Society of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, ... Read more

In-house counsel and GCs

Litigation  08 May 2018

Phoenix, Khaitan get SC to stay NGT order for 100% CNG conversion of airport vehicles

Phoenix Legal obtained a stay, by the Supreme Court, on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that had directed all vehicles plying at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to be converted to using only CNG as fuel.

3rd NUSRL National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2018

With a grand success for consecutively 2 years, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi is back with the third edition of National Trial Advocacy Competi... Read more

Social lawyers  02 May 2018

Legally Social Delhi this Friday: Come drop by TC Cafe Green Park, meet team LI and other lawyers

This Friday, 4th May, it’s Lawyer’s Night and Legally Social again at TC Cafe.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  25 April 2018

ICC arbitration court boosts Singapore chapter with secretariat, as India makes up 19% of Asian disputes (behind Korea, ahead of China)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has ramped up its Asia presence, opening a secretariat - primarily concerned with case management - in Singapore, in a bid to continue boosting its Asia footprint.

Social lawyers  16 April 2018

Legally Social Delhi: Tonight, Thursday, 19 April 2018, happy hours, incredible live band for lawyers at TC Cafe, Aurobindo Road

It’s time to be legal and social again. In association with the brand-new and amazing TC Cafe, we are hosting Legally Social in Delhi again.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  16 April 2018

Kathua lawyer strikes: Retd CJ-headed BCI committee with S Prabhakaran & others to visit SBC-less Jammu to investigate

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will visit Jammu almost 10 days after bar associations in the state announced lawyers strikes and impeded the filing of a charge sheet in the case of the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl, the brutality of which caused nationwide shock.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  14 April 2018

BCI chief MK Mishra tad confused if controversial Kathua lawyer protests were good or bad idea

When Jammu lawyers on strike to impede the filing of a charge sheet in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra appeared not sure what to make of it.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  12 April 2018

2 law firm partners win seats on Delhi bar council: Luthra’s Vijay Sondhi, Singh & Associates’ Manoj Kumar Singh

The 25 winners of the Delhi bar council election have been announced, with an unprecedented two law firm lawyers making the cut.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  04 April 2018

Greatest hits of MK Mishra vs his press release ramble to ‘safeguard blind faith in holiest institution’ from Indira Jaising inconvenient truth

So, there’s been another press release by the Bar Council of India (BCI), in which chairman and senior counsel Manan Kumar Mishra shares several pearls of wisdom, criticising senior advocate Indira Jaising, which has been widely covered in the media (full release below).

Live Blog: National Seminar On Combating Sexual Harassment At Workplace, 2018
by Amity Law School, Delhi

(Teerth Waraich) The Internal Complaints Committee of Amity Law School, Delhi (affiliated to Guru Gobing Sinngh Indraprastha University, Delhi) is all set to host a Nati... Read more

Bar, Bench & Litigation  31 March 2018

9 days before CJI Mishra impeachment news broke, BCI presciently got active against (basically Cong) MP-lawyers

On 27 March 2018 Times Now had exclusively that Congress and other opposition parties were drafting an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra.

Live Blog: 5th NUALS International Maritime Law Arbitration Competition, 2018
by nimlac

LIVE BLOG A point of note is when the counsel for respondent nullfied the opposing counsel's reliance on a caselaw present in the respondent's written submissions statin... Read more

Bar, Bench & Litigation  13 March 2018

UPDATE: Did you know 3rd party lit funding is actually permitted in India? • SC very quietly opened door to 3rd-party lit funding in foreign law firms judgment

The Supreme Court has today, very softly in paragraph 35 out of 46 in its judgment that allowed foreign lawyers limited rights to fly-into India, opened the door to third-party litigation funding.

India Patent Office Revising Working Statements Practice
by Naren Thappeta

India Patent Office (IPO) has called for comments from the stakeholders as a precursor to a meeting and possibly revision of applicable rules/forms, regarding working sta... Read more

SCOI Reports  06 March 2018

Advocate on record exam pass rate hits record low of 19% • VIPS Delhi, Nalsar alums top 125 new AORs, one reveals secret of success

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record (AOR) exam has produced the lowest pass rate in 4 years after it dropped down to 19%.

LIVE BLOG - 10th Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition
by PR-HNMCC2017

  Hidayatullah National Law University is pleased to host the 10th Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition, HNMCC'18. The Justice Hidayatull... Read more

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