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Don’t Address Judges As “My Lord”, Rajasthan High Court Tells Lawyers

July 23, 2019

The high court took the decision to dispense with the archaic address for its judges on Sunday, in a full court meeting of all its judges from its two benches in Jodhpur and Jaipur. JAIPUR:  In a first, the Rajasthan High Court has asked lawyers to abandon the colonial...

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The jury is out

May 31, 2019

MARK TWAIN regarded trial by jury as “the most ingenious and infallible agency for defeating justice that human wisdom could contrive”. He would presumably approve of what is happening in Russia and Britain. At the end of 2008, Russia abolished jury trials for terrorism and treason. Britain, the supposed...

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Nations embracing jury system as part of ‘wave of judicial reform,’ says UC Santa Cruz expert

May 31, 2019

Countries around the world are embracing the jury system in a wave of judicial reform that is democratizing jurisprudence in nations as diverse as South Korea, Mexico, and Japan, according to jury expert Hiroshi Fukurai. Not since the mid-1800s, when European nations such as France and Germany adopted the...

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No lawyer clears district judge recruitment exam

May 24, 2019

No lawyer clears district judge recruitment exam   Majority score negative marks In a shocking revelation, not a single advocate out of the 3,562 lawyers who applied for direct recruitment to the post of district judge have been able to clear the preliminary examination conducted by the Madras High...

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Grey areas for black robes

April 23, 2019

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Bom HC | Not unlawful for an Advocate to enter into a “contingent contract” while appearing in capacity of a “counsel” in arbitration proceedings

April 9, 2019

Bombay High Court: A.S. Chandurkar, J., clarified that a contract whereby an advocate asks for the fee based on the outcome of the arbitration proceedings, wherein he acted in the capacity of a “counsel” for the party and did not appear as an “advocate”, is valid. It is pertinent to...

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ILA Declares Judicial Emergency in India

April 8, 2019

ILA Declares Judicial Emergency in India Indian Lawyers Association declare a judicial emergency in India and exhort all relevant parties to take part in assisting with this emergency. The desired outcome of this emergency declaration is to resolve the pending 30 million cases in Indian courts in the next...

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Over 3 crore cases pending in Indian courts; oldest case traced to 1914

March 29, 2019

NEW DELHI: Here’s a firsthand account from judges of the district and subordinate courts, where more than 2.99 crore cases are pending, why the docket is so heavy, many of them pending for 50-60 years. Of the nearly 25,000 cases for which the judges have so far provided reasons,...

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Top 10 Tips for Litigators

March 18, 2019

TOP TIPS 10 FOR LITIGATORS Article from ABA Journal Listen up, litigators In its Briefly Speaking contest in 2018, the ABA asked for its members to offer their words of wisdom to young lawyers. Here are some of our favorite entries, along with the winning advice in the litigator’s...

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