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Law Ministry Calls for Comments/ Suggestions – ‘ Legal Practitioners (Regulations and Maintenance of Standards in Professions, Protecting the Interest of Clients and Promoting the Rule of Law) Act, 2010’

Posted in LAWYERS by NNLRJ INDIA on November 26, 2010

Draft for ‘ Legal Practitioners (Regulations and Maintenance of Standards in Professions, Protecting the Interest of Clients and Promoting  the Rule of Law) Act, 2010’ on the website – request for suggestions – reg.

With reference to the above cited subject, it is informed that “ Legal Practitioners (Regulations and Maintenance of Standards in Professions, Protecting the Interest of Clients and Promoting the Rule of Law), Act,2010” is proposed for establishment of Legal Services Board on the lines of the Legal Services Board in U.K. suiting the Indian situation. A copy of the proposed Act is available on the website of Ministry of Law and Justice. Comments are invited from all the Stake Holders (Public in general/Legal Fraternity/Educationalist etc.) on the aforementioned proposal.

Any other suggestions regarding amendments in the proposed Act may also be sent within 30 days. The comments can be sent to the undersigned.

M.A.Khan Yusufi

Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser

Tel. No. 23385383  Room No.406- A. Wing,

Shastri Bhawan New Delhi-110001.

 

THE PROPOSED DRAFT LAW CAN BE SEEN AT:

Draft for ‘ Legal Practitioners (Regulations and Maintenance of Standards in Professions, Protecting the Interest of Clients and Promoting the Rule of Law) Act, 2010’

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  1. Sonia Udhwani said, on January 1, 2011 at 15:56

    This Bill will definitely change the Indian Legal Scenario for good. At many a times, the lawyers take their clients for a ride after charging hefty legal fees, and at times act as dictators. This bill will protect and safeguard the rights and interests of the litigants, and ensure that ethics and professionalism prevails. But the Law Ministry must ensure that we do not have corrupt babus heading the Legal Services Board, the Consumer Panel and the Ombadsman, otherwise the whole purpose of this bill will be defeated. Let there be transparency and accountability in the working of these board and panels also. Another suggestion is that we need to educate the citizens of this country on all important laws, and functioning of the different courts. The more the legal awareness is created amongst the citizens of this country, the lesser the chance of the litigants being duped.

  2. Advocate Mahesh Vaswani said, on April 12, 2011 at 02:50

    All these provisions are there very much in the Advocates Act 1961, what the Government must look at is improving academic and institutional standards of Law Colleges and better the lot of teachers in Law Colleges across the country.

    The Government has ever thought how to prevent misuse or abuse of such laws of provisions of Advocates Act as well? Never, obviously. As there is no deterrent penal or remedial action against those who make frivolous complaints against advocates to pressurise or black mail them.

    First the Government should work a safety mechanism for lawyers interest and then think of more laws that would only harass lawyers and make them to generating more underhand dealings and transactions, thereby generating more black money.

    If the government really wants to improve the quality of legal services, first they must make the proceedings before the Bar Council time bound and meaningful, which usually keep going on and on for several years.

    The Government should not enact this new Bill, rather give more infrastructure to the Judiciary and the Bar Councils across the country.

    The Government should make it mandatory for those wanting to have enrollment as advocate to have minimum one year of internship with state law bodies like advocates on Legal Aid Panels or Advocates who are attached to any state body.

    The Government could also be bold and daring to make it mandatory for advocates who aspire to be Senior Counsels, to give a minimum of two years of teaching to law students in Law Colleges, and that will make the standard of our new legal barons much better as is desired by the Government.

    – Advocate Mahesh Vaswani, Mumbai.
    Mobile 09821610888, mavaswani@gmail.coma

  3. Kamini sharma said, on May 27, 2011 at 01:32

    India need more law like this. This bill will surely help those innocent individuals who are at the mercy of their lawyers, who at times subjected to huge fees, blackmailing tactics etc by their own lawyers. I have seen instances where lawyers joining hands with opposite party and force their own clients for illegal settlement. This law would help such things from happening. I wish a similar law be enacted to check the malpractice by doctors.


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