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Lawyers profession reached to "most worst condition" HC judge

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today lamented that the noble profession of advocates has reached the "most worst condition" and now a days the "only aim" of the lawyers is to fill their pockets.

Justice N Kirubakaran made the oral observation while hearing a writ petition by advocates and challenging the new guidelines introduced by the of and Puducherry for contesting the elections to the lawyers body.

They challenged the guidelines in the bench of the high court.

The said a division bench comprising justice R Tharani and himself would deliver the order on the matter tomorrow.

The court was earlier scheduled to deliver the judgement on February 12.

When a mention was made by the advocates pleading for pronouncement of the order since today was the last date for filing of nominations, justice Kirubakaran said that the order was getting ready and it would be given tomorrow.

The then said a section of advocates is "spoiling the honour of the profession, and over the past eight years it has totally spoiled. Even the senior advocates without taking initiates to save this noble profession were keen on filling their pockets", he observed.

"The noble profession of advocates has reached the most worst condition and now a days the only aim of the lawyers is to fill up their pockets," the observed.

"A person who not even passed eighth standard got an MA degree through open university and became and even started an association" the judge observed.

Such persons have erected a big cut-out in front of the high court for elections along with retired judges and IAS officers, he said.

"It is worrying that such high profiled persons are supporting these people", the judge said, adding, if CISF security cover had not been provided to the high court, the situation may have become worst.

On January 24, the special committee of the council had passed a resolution prescribing certain rules to govern the election, scheduled for March 28.

As per the rules, only advocates continuously practising for 10 years would be entitled to contest the election.

Apart from this, lawyers punished for contempt of court and those holding official position in any political party or founder of a party, and those facing disciplinary proceedings before the state bar council, are not entitled to contest.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:40 IST