Speaking at a felicitation function organized by the Bar Council of India, Chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Friday issued a caution notice against the deteriorating value of lawyers.
Emphasizing on the point that the legal profession has become overcrowded with over 2 million lawyers in the country, the CJI said, “"You cannot stop anyone from becoming a lawyer but you can certainly raise the bar, raise the standard who said that every third division marks candidate can become lawyer...let him become clerk or let him become something else...why should a bar be such a place for the people who are not accepted anywhere else.”
“...In the marriage market also the lawyer has no value. In the marriage market, they say your son is IAS officer, ok yes, IFS, IPS and so on but when you say lawyer, they say no no...there is no value in marriage market. But if you raise your value and make it tougher to get into the profession, I am sure the marriage market will also improve,” CJI Thakur added.