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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