Bar Associations

The Indian Legal Fraternity is Failing at the Premise of its Own Existence

By | July 12th, 2020|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Bar Associations, Constitution of India, Diversity, Judicial Administration, Judicial Ethics, Litigation Practice, Senior Designation, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: In this blog post, Sanchit Khandelwal highlights the nepotism and favouritism prevalent in appointment procedures of the judiciary, selection of senior counsels, and at the bar. Due to such nepotism and favouritism, young lawyers and subordinate judiciary judges from marginalised communities suffer unduly. This necessitates the need for reform. Introduction Recent findings and [...]

Litigating away to an Island of Independence – an Illusion? (I of II)

By | April 20th, 2019|Bar Associations, Bar Council of India Rules, Litigation Practice, Success in Litigation, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

In a two-part series, Abhijeet Singh Rawaley* writes about and tests the validity of the tag of independence that is often ascribed to a career in litigation. In this first part, he looks at the intra-profession influences on any practitioner. The second piece in this series will cover the extraneous influences that  litigators face in [...]

When will the third pillar stand? Analysing the establishment a new High Court for Andhra Pradesh

By | February 28th, 2018|Access to Justice, Bar Associations, Constitution of India, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Judicial Administration|

In this post, Siddharth Sunil and Rama Ratna Sarma* discuss the socio-legal context in which the establishment of the new High Court in the state of Andhra Pradesh is mired. They provide reasons for deferral of the establishment of the High Court, and sensitize us about the urgency of executing the plan of establishing the [...]

When Protectors Start Destroying: The Case of Denial of Representation by Lawyers

By | January 25th, 2018|Article 20, Bar Associations, Bar Council of India Rules, Constitution of India, Human Rights|

Editor's Note: In this article, the author discusses the importance of the right of legal representation and the perils of denying an accused the same. He contextualizes his thesis with pertinent examples and case laws. Then he finally suggests an attitudinal change among the members of the legal fraternity to safeguard the constitutional right of [...]