Centre mooting pro-bono legal service as criterion for appointment as High Court judges

Judges press conference

In what could be a very significant initiative, the Central government is exploring the possibility of emphasising on pro-bono legal assistance as a criterion for appointment of lawyers as High Court judges.

Towards this end, it is planning to create a database of lawyers who would be ready to provide pro-bono assistance to needy litigants.

Secretary of Department of Justice, Snehlata Shrivastava has addressed a letter to Chairman of Bar Council of India (BCI) Manan Kumar Mishra on November 10, last . . .

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