Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Black coat: Bar council grants relaxation

The Bar Council of Gujarat (BCG) on Tuesday issued a circular granting relaxation to the lawyers practicing in lower courts across the state from putting on black coat for next four months of summer during their appearance before the court. 

The BCG has been granting this relaxation for past few years after it contested a prolonged legal battle with the high court and won it. From April 1 to July 31, the lawyers practicing in subordinate courts in Gujarat are not required to wear coat during arguments. They can wear black ties with the logo of the bar council on them. The bar council had filed a petition in the high court requesting it to spare the lower court's advocate from compulsorily wearing coats during summers. During the hearing, it was argued that the lower courts' condition was different from that of the high court, where all courtrooms are air conditioned. 

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