Weekly Current Affairs

SC seeks review of law on advocates [Polity]

  • Alarmed by the increasing instances of unruliness in legal profession, Supreme Court has asked Law Commission of India to review “all relevant aspects” relating to law governing advocates, including issues like professional misconduct.
  • Bench upholded conviction of Mahipal Singh Rana, an Uttar Pradesh-based advocate for criminal contempt for intimidating and threatening civil judge in Etah.
  • The direction assumes importance in the context of the recent instances of alleged violence by lawyers in Delhi and Chennai and strikes by lawyers in different parts of the country, including Telangana.