The Madras high court remarked that the legal profession was in "worst condition” as advocates who were not even secondary school graduates were contesting elections with the alleged support of retired judges and bureaucrats, reported Scroll and others.

Female judges make up less than 28% of the lower judiciary, according to the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy's study on gender diversity in the lower judiciary.

Senior advocate JP Cama called for a mandamus to bulldoze the process of judicial appointments and prevent judicial vacancy of nearly 45% at the Supreme Court, which is expected in the next 11 months.

The Bombay Lawyers Association, represented by Dushyant Dave before the Supreme Court in the hearing into the death of Judge BH Loya, has filed the following written statement today.

However, this is still lower than what judges had been paid in real terms in 1957, as we and Mint had reported in 2015.

A Bar Council of India (BCI) sub committee consisting of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) president Kirti Uppal and seven others opposed the Law Commission's recommendation that bar council elections should be replaced by nomination and called it an attempt similar to measures taken during India's 1975 constitutional emergency, reported Live Law.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) cancelled the sudden press conference that it had called unexpectedly to announce its action against advocates who “create ugly scenes in courts”.

No bar council elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, predicted Bar Council of India (BCI) member from Andhra Pradesh N Ramchander Rao, because of the political climate in the states since the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising has requested the Supreme Court to amend its order to reflect that she did not agree to the transfer of Bombay high court petitions to the apex court, since she was not appearing on behalf of the Bombay high court petitioners but “reminded the court” that she would be intervening on behalf of Admiral Ramdas.

At a time when the judiciary is arguably facing its greatest internal crisis in decades, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has struck again, noting in a letter that “the entire institution is becoming a mockery at the hands of only 3-4 such Advocates” (yes advocates!) who create “ugly scenes in the courts every day”.

15 state bar councils (SBCs) will go to polls between 15 March and 28 March, starting with Jharkhand and ending with eight other SBCs, according to the election schedule announced yesterday by the Bar Council of India (BCI), as reported by Live Law and by the Times of India.

The Supreme Court has dismissed all intervention applications filed by various organisations, including the Karni Sena, for intervention in the writ petition in which it had cleared the screening of the movie Padmaavat on 18 January.

Judge BH Loya’s mysterious death was finally heard today for nearly an hour by the Supreme Court, under the shadow of the 12 January press conference of the Famous Four Judges, as well as Justice Arun Mishra’s equally mysterious recusal from hearing the case, after passing an order on 16 January.

The senior counsel who successfully argued in the case faces ire of fringe outfit opposing film based on a true fictional character. reported:

"Padmaavat" Row: Senior Lawyer Harish Salve Gets Threats

Mr Salve's office received calls threatening physical harm to him. The callers claimed they were from the Karni Sena, which has led violent protests against the film "Padmaavat" and has been trying to block its release. Security has been increased at his office in Delhi.

Delhi Police sources tell NDTV that there has been communication from Mr Salve's office and as soon as a complaint is received, Delhi Police will file an FIR.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court, following strong arguments made by Mr Salve, ruled that "Padmaavat" cannot be banned by states on grounds of potential law and order problems.


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