Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.
Pressing demand for a separate bench of the Allahabad High Court in western UP, the city lawyers on Thursday disrupted the rail traffic between Mathura Junction and Cantonment for a brief period, police said.
BJP on Friday sought to woo lawyers in the capital as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda addressed them at the party's local office in a bid to shed their antipathy towards its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.
Over 30 lawyers across the globe have expressed willingness to represent Uganda`s notorious Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials, a government official said on Monday.
Lawyers of western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will not allow US President Barack Obama to enter Agra on January 27 unless the Central government assures them of establishing a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in the region.
The Bombay High Court on Friday appointed a team of 17 lawyers to function as 'commissioners of court', which will visit various places in the state and detect illegal posters, banners and hoardings put up by political parties.
Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Friday restrained by the Dwarka District Judge here from addressing the lawyers inside the courts' premises saying it cannot be used for political purposes.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the verdicts of the Madras and Patna High Courts that lawyers, who joined the bar after retirement from employment, cannot seek help from the advocates welfare funds like those who started their career as pleaders.
Lawyers of six district courts here today warned the central government that if the amended Bill regarding enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts was not be passed soon, they would intensify their agitation and its vibrations would be felt in Parliament.
The indefinite strike called by advocates of all the six district courts here continued for a second consecutive day, affecting judicial work with scores of lawyers staging 'dharna' outside court premises.