Having notified the guidelines to regulate Senior Advocate designation, the Supreme Court has started inviting the applications from lawyers and retired high court judges and the last day for submitting an application has been fixed as 21st August 2018.
Applications in the prescribed format i.e. Annexures- 'A' and 'J' addressed to Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, may be submitted in the Secretariat of the Committee latest by 4.30pm on 21st August 2018, the notice published in the SC website reads.
Retired high court CJs/judges and the advocates who seek conferment of the senior designation need to fill respective application forms.
As per the procedure detailed in guidelines, the Secretariat will invite applications from retired Chief Justices or judges of the high courts, and advocates seeking conferment of the distinction every year in January and July. An advocate shall be eligible for designation as Senior Advocate only if he has 10 years combined standing as an advocate or a district judge, or as a judicial member of any tribunal whose qualification for eligibility is not less than that prescribed for a district judge. Retired Chief Justices or judges of the high courts are also eligible for the distinction.