HC uphold lawyer’s conviction in scholarship scam, two others acquitted

HC uphold lawyer’s conviction in scholarship scam, two others acquitted

Justice K. Surender of Telangana High Court on Tuesday set aside conviction of two government employees by a trial court in the sensational scam of scholarship for scheduled caste students reported in 2002-03. The conviction of a lawyer K.V.L. Jayasimha, who was arrayed as first accused in the scam of embezzling funds meant for scholarship … Read more

Lawyers land $700 million bounty from crypto collapse

Lawyers land $700 million bounty from crypto collapse

The collapse in cryptocurrency prices last year forced a procession of major firms into bankruptcy, trigging a government crackdown and erasing the savings of millions of inexperienced investors. But for a small group of corporate turnaround specialists, crypto‘s implosion has become a financial bonanza. Lawyers, accountants, consultants, cryptocurrency analysts and other professionals have racked up … Read more

BJP’s team of lawyers to examine alleged curbs on free speech in Karnataka

BJP’s team of lawyers to examine alleged curbs on free speech in Karnataka

BJP has accused the Congress government in Karnataka of targeting people who are active on social media and mediapersons. | Photo Credit: Illustration by Satheesh Vellinezhi The BJP has formed a State-level team of advocates to look into alleged violation of freedom of expression by the Congress government in Karnataka.  On September 3, MLC and … Read more

Supreme Court seeks Bar Council of India’s reply on plea challenging ‘exorbitant’ enrolment fees for aspiring lawyers

Supreme Court seeks Bar Council of India’s reply on plea challenging ‘exorbitant’ enrolment fees for aspiring lawyers

The petition noted that the enrolment fee in Odisha is ₹42,000. Image for representation purpose only. | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto The Supreme Court on April 10 sought a response from the Bar Council of India (BCI) in a petition challenging the “exorbitant and oppressive” fees charged by State Bar Councils for “young and aspiring” … Read more

Lawyers’ body expresses concerns over 20 lawyers of Odisha remaining behind bars for close to 2 months

Lawyers’ body expresses concerns over 20 lawyers of Odisha remaining behind bars for close to 2 months

The All India Lawyer Association for Justice (AILAJ) expressed concerns over more than 20 lawyers remaining behind bars for close to two months in Odisha’s Sambalpur district stating that their bail pleas were not being entertained.   These lawyers were accused of barging into courtroom and threatening judicial officers over their demand for a separate … Read more

Lawyers continue protest in the Nilgiris

Lawyers continue protest in the Nilgiris

Lawyers in the Nilgiris continued their protest demanding roads, transport and basic amenities at the Combined Court Complex in Udhagamandalam, which started functioning from Friday. Members of the Nilgiris District Bar Association observed a fast on Thursday demanding road access to the newly constructed facility in Kakkathope on the outskirts of the town. They also … Read more

Chief Justice of India, Collegium judges meet protesting Gujarat, Telangana High Courts’ lawyers over proposed transfers of their HC judges

Chief Justice of India, Collegium judges meet protesting Gujarat, Telangana High Courts’ lawyers over proposed transfers of their HC judges

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. File. | Photo Credit: PTI Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, and two Supreme Court judges, met Gujarat and Telangana High Courts’ lawyers on Monday over the Collegium’s proposed transfers of Justices Nikhil Kariel and A. Abhishek Reddy, agreeing to “examine” their grievances while “strongly conveying” that they have to get back … Read more

Morning Digest | Agitating lawyers meet CJI over proposed transfers of HC judges; no more Air Suvidha form for international arrivals, and more

Morning Digest | Agitating lawyers meet CJI over proposed transfers of HC judges; no more Air Suvidha form for international arrivals, and more

Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud met Gujarat and Telangana lawyers on Monday over the Collegium’s proposed transfers of their High Court judges. File picture. | Photo Credit: PTI Chief Justice of India, Collegium judges meet protesting Gujarat, Telangana High Courts’ lawyers over proposed transfers of their HC judges Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, … Read more

Lawyers divided over whether to go back to physical hearings in courts

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bar is divided over whether physical hearings in courts should be resumed—while some lawyers camped in front of the iconic building of the top court are pressing for the resumption of physical hearings, others are challenging the Delhi High Court’s recent decision to return to normal functioning. All courts were … Read more