SC:What may be proper for others may still be improper for lawyers

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 6th July 2020, in the matter of Reepak Kansal v. Secretary-General, Supreme Court of India & Ors. observed that lawyers are an intellectual class of the society. What may be proper for others may still be improper for them, the expectations from them is to be exemplary to the entire society, then only the dignity of noble profession and judicial system can be protected.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

It is to be remembered by worthy lawyers that they are the part of the judicial system; they are officers of the Court and are a class apart in the society.  (Para 18)

We expect members of the noble fraternity to respect themselves first. They are an intellectual class of the society. What may be proper for others may still be improper for them, the expectations from them is to be exemplary to the entire society, then only the dignity of noble profession and judicial system can be protected. (Para 20)

The Registry is nothing but an arm of this Court and an extension of its dignity. Bar is equally respected and responsible part of the integral system, Registry is part and parcel of the system, and the system has to work in tandem and mutual reverence. We also expect from the Registry to work efficiently and effectively. At the same time, it is expected of the lawyers also to remove the defects effectively and not to unnecessarily cast aspersions on the system. (Para 20)

Copy of judgement:Judgement_06-Jul-2020

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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