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Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
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Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

Delhi HC refuses to grant interim stay on Vir Das' Netflix show Hasmukh; hearing on permanent injunction in July
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Delhi HC refuses to grant interim stay on Vir Das' Netflix show Hasmukh; hearing on permanent injunction in July

The plea asking to stay the airing of Vir Das' Hasmukh had claimed the fictional series maligned the reputation of advocates.

Immorality of protesting lawyers: Role of advocates in hampering judicial productivity should be recognised and remedied
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Immorality of protesting lawyers: Role of advocates in hampering judicial productivity should be recognised and remedied

It is a very normal practice to blame the judiciary and the judges for the inordinate delay in the disposal of cases and for the mounting pendency in courts. However, without a professional and responsible Bar, the wheels of justice will always roll slowly. Any serious enquiry into judicial delay should include the role of lawyers in hampering the judicial process.

As anti-CAA protests continue, civil society groups compile lists of lawyers willing to offer legal aid to demonstrators
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As anti-CAA protests continue, civil society groups compile lists of lawyers willing to offer legal aid to demonstrators

As large-scale protests continue across the country against the recently-promulgated Citizenship Amendment Act, many lawyers have offered pro bono services to the demonstrators.

Tis Hazari court clashes: NCW takes suo motu cognisance of alleged attack on DCP Monika Bhardwaj during protests
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Tis Hazari court clashes: NCW takes suo motu cognisance of alleged attack on DCP Monika Bhardwaj during protests

The National Commission for Women sought an immediate probe into the alleged attack on a senior woman police officer during the Tis Hazari Court complex clashes last week.

Delhi police and lawyers clash at Tis Hazari: Kiran Bedi says cops must stand their grounds, refers to her actions in controversial 1988 faceoff with advocates
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Delhi police and lawyers clash at Tis Hazari: Kiran Bedi says cops must stand their grounds, refers to her actions in controversial 1988 faceoff with advocates

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday advised Delhi Police to remain firm on its stand on Saturday's police-lawyers clash at Tis Hazari court come what may.

'Humara CP kaisa ho, Kiran Bedi jaisa ho': Delhi Police personnel recall retired IPS officer's role in clashes between cops and lawyers in 1988
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'Humara CP kaisa ho, Kiran Bedi jaisa ho': Delhi Police personnel recall retired IPS officer's role in clashes between cops and lawyers in 1988

Bedi might reckon the slogans raised on Tuesday as a vindication of her role in the incidents from 31 years ago.

Two days after Tis Hazari clash, lawyers go on a rampage outside Delhi's Karkardooma court, assault policeman and passersby
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Two days after Tis Hazari clash, lawyers go on a rampage outside Delhi's Karkardooma court, assault policeman and passersby

Even as lawyers protested outside the Supreme Court on Monday, demanding the enforcement of Lawyers Protection Act in the wake of a clash that erupted between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari court on Saturday that left several injured, some practitioners went on a rampage, assaulting a policeman and some passers-by, according to multiple videos posted on social media.

Tis Hazari court clash: Two days after incident, Delhi lawyers protest outside SC, demand law to protect advocates
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Tis Hazari court clash: Two days after incident, Delhi lawyers protest outside SC, demand law to protect advocates

Lawyers demanded the enforcement of Lawyers Protection Act in the wake of a clash that erupted between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari court, and protested outside the Supreme Court.

Two injured, nine police vehicles vandalised as cops clash with lawyers over parking scuffle at Delhi's Tis Hazari court
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Two injured, nine police vehicles vandalised as cops clash with lawyers over parking scuffle at Delhi's Tis Hazari court

Clashes broke out after a lawyer was allegedly locked up and beaten up by he police after his car hit a police van, said the secretary of the Bar Association

CJI Dipak Misra says infrastructure gaps in judicial system need to be addressed, fiscal constraints no excuse
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CJI Dipak Misra says infrastructure gaps in judicial system need to be addressed, fiscal constraints no excuse

Infrastructure gaps in judicial system must be addressed at the earliest before it leaves scar on justice administration, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said.

Bhima Koregaon raids updates: Gadling's wife moves SC seeking bail for her husband, 4 other activists
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Bhima Koregaon raids updates: Gadling's wife moves SC seeking bail for her husband, 4 other activists

The Pune Police said that thousands of letters were recovered from the five activists arrested by the Maharashtra Police. Quoting a letter written by an underground Maoist cadre to "comrade" Rona Wilson, the police read, "Bhima Koregaon agitation has been successful. Unfortunate death of a youth must be exploited. The riots were effective and we should mobilise the Dalit population against the rising brahmin-centred agenda of the BJP."

Mob, including lawyers, thrashes 17 men accused of raping differently-abled minor at Chennai court
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Mob, including lawyers, thrashes 17 men accused of raping differently-abled minor at Chennai court

Seventeen men accused of raping 11-year-girl in Chennai were assaulted,on Tuesday, by a mob which also included lawyers at a city court

Supreme Court expresses anguish over lawyers targeting judges, court orders
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Supreme Court expresses anguish over lawyers targeting judges, court orders

A trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the "killing of the institution", a Supreme Court bench observed.

SC collegium row: Lawyers, legal experts criticise govt's move to return recommendation to elevate judge
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SC collegium row: Lawyers, legal experts criticise govt's move to return recommendation to elevate judge

The government's decision to accept only one of the two names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for elevation as Supreme Court judges has angered not only the Opposition parties but also some lawyers.

Kathua rape case: Lawyers' body did not obstruct police from filing chargesheet, BCI panel tells SC
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Kathua rape case: Lawyers' body did not obstruct police from filing chargesheet, BCI panel tells SC

A Bar Council of India (BCI) panel on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the local lawyers' body in Kathua had not obstructed police

Opposition slams Centre for asking Supreme Court Collegium to re-consider Justice K M Joseph's name
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Opposition slams Centre for asking Supreme Court Collegium to re-consider Justice K M Joseph's name

The elevation of one of the two jurists recommended by the collegium as Supreme Court judges, today evoked sharp reaction with the apex court's bar association chief terming as "disturbing" the government's action of accepting only one name and asking it to reconsider the name of Justice K M Joseph.

Kathua rape case: Lawyers who tried to block filing of chargesheet, went on strike have disgraced profession
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Kathua rape case: Lawyers who tried to block filing of chargesheet, went on strike have disgraced profession

The last few days have seen the worst of the legal profession come out in the Kathua rape case as lawyers tried to block the chargesheet from being filed.

Kathua rape case: Lawyers booked for blocking chargesheet, Omar Abdullah lauds move
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Kathua rape case: Lawyers booked for blocking chargesheet, Omar Abdullah lauds move

An FIR was registered against lawyers who tried to block the presentation of a chargesheet in court in the rape and murder of a minor girl

BJP spokesperson asks Bar Council to debar legislators from practising as advocates, says it violates rules
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BJP spokesperson asks Bar Council to debar legislators from practising as advocates, says it violates rules

BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay has written to the Bar Council of India (BCI) asking it to debar MLAs and MPs from practising as advocates in courts of law.