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Dushyant Dave calls on SCBA to shun all extra-curricular parties with judges

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has decided to boycott all official functions with Supreme Court judges, including references, judges’ farewell functions and the Law Day and Independence Day celebrations, reported Live Law.

The SCBA would continue this boycott until 2 December 2015, or until the time its “Just Requests” for a bar room, client and staff canteen, better regulation of miscellaneous days in the Supreme Court, listing cases only through advance lists and weekly lists, consultation in new chamber allotment, revision of the new Supreme Court rules and other demands are not met.

The Executive Committee of the SCBA has called for a General Body Meeting (GBM) of the SCBA on Wednesday to resolve to initiate the boycott and to also resolve that if its demands in the eight letters it has addressed to the Supreme Court between January and May this year are not met within two weeks, it will file a writ in the Supreme Court.

Only lawyers whose names were on the SCBA’s voter’s list this year will be allowed to participate in the meeting which will be held in the Supreme Court’s Plaza canteen at 3pm on Wednesday.

The SCBA had called its last GBM on 10 March to discuss and oppose the new practice introduced by Chief Justice of India (CJI) HL Dattu “listing large number of the matters for hearing, suddenly and without sufficient and clear prior notice, through Terminal List, Weekly List and Advance List”, and also to “disapprove the manner of hearing of matters by some of the Hon’ble Benches, in hurried and selected manner” among other issues, according to the SCBA’s Facebook page.

The note circulated by Dushyant Dave to SCBA members last week, said that the bar was “being neglected, and I am afraid perhaps deliberately” in the Supreme Court, despite being “as important as the Bench and Registry”:


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