Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicLawyers

Topic: Lawyers

Lawyer, scholar, author, poet — why R. Venkataramani is an ‘out of the box’ pick to be new AG

R. Venkataramani, 72, will take over as the Modi government’s top law officer on 1 October. Junior colleagues describe him as ‘apolitical’ and a ‘true jurist’.

How to find a California corporate lawyer for your company

Here are 5 steps to finding the right corporate lawyer for your new company.

Incentivise legal aid, give it weightage in selecting ‘senior’ advocates: SC Justice UU Lalit

The Supreme Court justice spoke about the work of the National Legal Aid Services Authority, and how young lawyers can be encouraged take up legal aid cases

Karnataka lawyer suspended after intern accuses him of attempt to rape, intimidation

Law intern's friend filed a separate case against K.S.N. Rajesh for abduction, intimidation and threat. Two Mangaluru police personnel also suspended for dereliction of duty in the case. 

‘Time to pursue lawyers, accountants who enable this’ — Offshore tax expert on Pandora Papers

The Pandora papers is the third in a series of huge leaks of documents to the media following the Panama papers in 2016 and the Paradise papers in 2017.

SC asks states about security for judicial officers, terms threatening incidents as ‘serious’

In wake of the Dhanbad incident, the top court has taken suo motu cognizance on the issue of safeguarding courts and protecting judges.

‘Derogatory, humiliating’ — HC lawyer bodies oppose plan to elevate SC lawyers as HC judges

On 8 June, Supreme Court Bar Association claimed the CJI had agreed to elevate SC lawyers as HC judges. But high court lawyers' associations have asked the CJI to reject proposal.

Many lawyers have left Delhi, some seeking aid and queuing up for ration as Covid hits work

While 2020 lockdown had already reduced work & earnings for lawyers, with only important cases being taken up for virtual hearing, the second Covid wave has hit them harder.

AAP govt not clearing professional fees of its lawyers despite court orders, says Delhi HC

The court was hearing Pranay Ranjan's plea, who said that after filing the petition, his bills of 2019 were cleared, but not of 2018, for which the outstanding amount is Rs 3.46 lakh.

Telangana HC takes suo motu cognisance of lawyer couple’s murder, asks govt to investigate

Gattu Vaman Rao and P V Nagamani, both practicing lawyers in the High Court, were killed by two assailants when they were travelling in a car Wednesday.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.