[dropcap]R[/dropcap]EGISTRAR General of the Bombay High Court has issued a notice on January 29, 2019 inviting suggestions and views from all the stakeholders with regard to 57 advocates who have applied for being designated as senior advocates. The written suggestions/views should reach to the Permanent Secretariat of the High Court latest by February 28, 2019, reads notice issued by the Bombay High Court.
Earlier, on November 30, 2018, the Bombay High Court had invited applications from the advocates aspiring to be conferred with a distinction of being a senior advocate.
This is a first exercise being undertaken by the Bombay High Court for conferring the distinction of senior advocate after the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment dated October 12, 2017 in Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India, that ruled that the process of designation would be dealt with by a Permanent Committee, comprising the Chief Justice of India (or the respective Chief Justice of High Court), two senior judges, Attorney General (or the respective Advocate General) and an eminent jurist based on a “100 Points Index” to ensure non-discrimination and transparency.
In light of the said decision, Bombay High Court framed its Rules called the ‘Bombay High Court (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules, 2018’
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