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There Should Be Minimum Experience Criteria For Lawyers To Appear In SC: CJI

New Delhi: Chief Justice S A Bobde mooted an concept earlier than the Bar on Thursday that there must be a minimal expertise standards for attorneys to seem earlier than the Supreme Court docket.

A bench comprising the CJI and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant expressed its view on fixing some expertise standards for attorneys to seem earlier than the highest court docket when senior advocate and Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave raised the difficulty of difficulties being confronted by advocates in getting the issues listed for pressing listening to.

“My lords, the Bar is facing problems in getting the matters listed for urgent hearing before the mentioning officer,” Dave instructed the bench.

He mentioned that at instances attorneys are unable to influence the mentioning officer in regards to the “grave urgencies” of the issues which wanted pressing listening to.

The CJI, who has been persistently saying that the mentioning of instances for pressing listening to ought to have to be finished earlier than the mentioning officer and never earlier than the primary court docket, in the present day mentioned, “We do not want to start the day like this. The idea of urgency in the mind of Bar is different.”

“We know that we have the power to restore the status quo ante (power to nullify the impact of orders of the court below) if required,” the bench mentioned, including {that a} girl lawyer has been searching for an pressing listening to now of a petition which was filed in 2017.

Giving the illustration, the CJI mentioned he has been telling the bar councils to repair minimal expertise standards for younger attorneys for showing within the Supreme Court docket.

“I straight away agree (to the suggestion) that there should be a minimum 10 years of experience to stand in this court,” the SCBA president instructed the bench.


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