Can full-time salaried law officers be considered Advocates? What the Allahabad HC held

Meera Emmanuel April 17 2019
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The Allahabad High Court recently held that full-time salaried law officers cannot ordinarily be viewed as advocates, even if they occasionally appear in courts during such employment.

The Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Saumitra Dayal Singh observed,

"... [the] mere occasional appearance of such employees in Courts/tribunals while in full time employment in few cases that too solely on behalf of their employer cannot be taken to mean that they are continuing to . . .

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