The Legal Practitioners Act Impact and view of stakeholders

The Legal Practitioners (Regulations and Maintenance of Standards in Professions, Protecting the Interest of Clients and Promoting the Rule of Law) Act, 2010 (LPA) since its proposition by the Ministr

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Patrick Boch

April 13, 2012 - 1:54pm

A new body may seem superfluous but frankly speaking it can't possibly make things worse than they are now. If the new body is staffed with the right people it could make a big difference.I was educated as a barrister in England. I had to spend a whole year in practical education (the Bar Vocational Course) to qualify. One of the subjects taught there was Professional Ethics. The teaching was interactive and students asked questions. The provisions on Ethics are clear and specific (not vague principles like in the Indian model), and there is a 24-hour helpline you can call if you are in doubt. If I were in doubt here and called the Bar Council of India I would have to wait months to get a straight answer.In England for a lawyer to breach any provision of the Code of Ethics is take extremely seriously. If any lawyer in England were photographed breaking public property he would almost certainly be disbarred – within a month or two. Why don't Indian lawyers want such standards here?

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Prakash chandra...

June 30, 2011 - 4:20pm

The most important problem at present due to which justice in India is being killed , is the "Strike " by Advocate and stopping of judiucial work in law courts. The proposed law does not contain any remedy for this malady. It is enirely necessary that "strike by advocates be declared as a "professionalmisconduct " and immediate suspension of concerned advocates be made effective.More over it should also be declared as a cognizable and non bailable offence with puishment of 3 years R.I and fine . .

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K. Koteswar rao

March 23, 2011 - 6:23pm

" By giving more and more powers to the Bar Councils by making suitable amendments to Advocates Act 1961 and strengthen the independent Bar rather than bringing a new act, which is unnecessary and wasting the money by making nominated independent body to drive on elected body and govt inspite of bringing new Act pay attention on the improvement of judicial system.The regulation of legal practitioners Act 2010 should not interfere with the functions of lawyers who are playing an important role in ensuring the rule of law. The said Draconian act to be dropped and to save the legal profession and no body will agree dictating the terms by judiciary.

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Dileep K Srivas...

February 11, 2011 - 4:03pm

i thing powers of Bar Councils of India must be stregthen rather then brinign a new act and govt in spite of new act pay attention on the improvement of judicial system as well as condition of lawyers in India...

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vivek kumar

February 11, 2011 - 4:02pm

all the associations and legal luminaries should oppose this proposition

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