Lawyers seek high court bench in western UP

Lawyers staged a protest outside central Minister VK Singh's house here Wednesday demanding his support to their demand for an Allahabad High Court bench in western Uttar Pradesh.

28 lawyers picked as volunteers to deal with sexual harassment cases within SC

Twenty eight volunteers from amongst experienced as well as young lawyers in the Supreme Court have been chosen to be trained to deal with issues of sexual harassment and to act as bridge between the victims and the committee dealing with such cases in the apex court premises.

AIADMK lawyers protest `presence` of Lankan official at MSSRF

A group of AIADMK advocates Thursday held a demonstration in front of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation here, protesting the reported presence of a Sri Lankan representative in a conference organised by it.

Lawyers should play transformative role in society: President

Calling upon lawyers to play a transformative role in the society to enable the country reach its maximum potential, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said institutions imparting law education should bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and practical application.

Hong Kong lawyers march against Beijing `interference`

More than a thousand lawyers all dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong in a silent march Friday against "interference" by Beijing in the city`s judiciary.

Assange lawyers file Swedish court appeal to end arrest warrant

Julian Assange`s Swedish lawyers on Tuesday filed a court petition to withdraw an arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder who has spent two years at Ecuador`s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Lawyers dominate Modi`s cabinet

One-third of the Union Council of Ministers are law degree holders while two are doctors and nine graduates in various other streams.

Tunisia delays trial of suspects in US embassy attack

A Tunisian court delayed for the third time today the appeals trial of Islamists accused of attacking the US embassy in 2012, with numerous defendants and lawyers absent.

50 injured as lawyers, police clash in court complex

At least 50 people were injured as lawyers and police clashed on the District and Sessions Court premises here following a row over parking of vehicle.

Jazeera journalists` lawyers quit over `insult` to Egypt

The main lawyers representing Australian journalist Peter Greste and another Al-Jazeera reporter on trial in Cairo quit in court on Thursday, accusing the Qatari broadcaster of working against Egypt.

68 lawyers charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Sixty-eight Pakistani lawyers have been charged with blasphemy for shouting slogans against a police officer named after a companion of Prophet Muhammad.

Lawyers in Jammu end 18-day long strike, cops suspended

The lawyers in Jammu on Friday resumed court work after ending their 18-day long strike over the assault on an advocate by police officials, after government suspended three cops including a Station House Officer (SHO).

Lawyers on rampage in Allahabad after death of colleague

Enraged over the death of a fellow lawyer in a road accident here today, advocates went on a rampage, indulging in stone pelting, setting a state roadways bus on fire and vandalising a police station.

Lawyers` strike hits life in western Odisha

A 12-hour shutdown called by lawyers demanding a high court bench in western Odisha hit normal life across the region on Wednesday, a protesting lawyers` leader said.

Delhi HC asks lawyers to help in rickshaw puller`s son`s treatment

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked lawyers to come forward to help a rickshaw-puller, who is running from pillar to post for the treatment of his seven-year-old son suffering from a genetic disorder.

Seemandhra lawyers to continue their agitation till Dec 21

The Seemandhra Lawyers Joint Action Committee (JAC) today decided to continue to abstain from court work till December 21 to protest against the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

Lawyers go on strike to press for HC bench in western UP

Judicial work in over 12 districts of western Uttar Pradesh came to a standstill on Friday as lawyers boycotted courts to demand setting up of a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in the region.

Lawyers boycott court after power supply cut for bar office

Advocates of the district court here on Tuesday commenced a two-day boycott of work protesting disconnection of power supply to the local Bar Association building in the court complex for non-payment of dues to the electricity department.

Teachers, lawyers demand Yogendra Yadav`s reinstatement in UGC

Teachers and lawyers supporting sacked UGC member Yogendra Yadav on Saturday demanded that he be reinstated with immediate effect and termed his removal as "illegal".

Sexual assault case: Asaram`s lawyers say FIR against him "vague, frame-up"

Lawyers representing Asaram Bapu in the alleged sexual assault case involving a minor girl on Saturday claimed the FIR registered against him is "vague" and smacks of "conspiracy".