SC Designates 25 Former HC Chief Justices And Judges As Senior Advocates

SC Designates 25 Former HC Chief Justices And Judges As Senior Advocates

The Supreme Court has designated 25 former Chief Justices and judges of High Courts as Senior Advocates.

As per a communication issued by Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Additional Registrar and Secretary of the Committee for Designation of Senior Advocates, Supreme Court judges in a Full Court meeting held on September 6 designated them as Senior Advocates.

The Apex Court had last month on the administrative aside finally issued guidelines to regulate conferment of the designation of Senior Advocates, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in October last year on Senior Advocate Indira Jaising’s petition.

The guidelines called the “Supreme Court Guidelines to Regulate Conferment of Designation of Senior Advocates, 2018”, empower a permanent committee called “Committee for Designation of Senior Advocates” to deal with all the matters relating to such conferment.

The Secretariat has been tasked with inviting applications from retired Chief Justices or judges of the High Courts, and Advocates seeking conferment of the distinction every year in the months of January and July.

While there exists an elaborate scrutiny mechanism for advocates before final consideration by the Full Court, the guidelines had clarified that the cases of retired Chief Justices and judges of the High Courts will straightaway be sent to the Full Court for its consideration.

Read the Notification Here