CJ for court-specific advocate associations

 Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Vikramajit Sen has suggested decentralisation of the advocates’ association in the City.

Delivering a farewell note here on Friday, Justice Sen, who is set for elevation to the Supreme Court, asked City advocates to think of forming specific associations for City Civil Court, Magistrate Court and Mayo Hall Courts.

“Such associations should have only professional advocates as their members. This will enhance quality of work by advocates and also decrease the political interventions in this regard,” he said.

The Chief Justice said he had spent most years of his life as an advocate and that he had a good opinion of them.

“However, such an opinion hasn’t made any impact on orders delivered by me. In the same lines, I disagree with the act of members of bar council to boycott courts just because they disliked the order delivered by the court,” Justice Sen said adding that he was happy that no biased orders came from his Bench during his 15-month tenure in the High Court.

He recalled that several senior advocates were present in the court hall and supported him to conduct the proceedings when the Bar Council took the decision to boycott the court on June 12, 2012.

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