RESTRICTS THE ADVOCATES FROM ADDRESSING THE COURT AS “MY LORD” AND “LORDSHIP”:BCI
Bar Council of India Restricts the Advocates from addressing the Hon’ble Courts as “MY LORD” and “YOUR LORDSHIP”
Bar Council of India by invoking its rule making powers under section 49
(i) (j) of the Advocate’s Act passed a resolution and amended the rules of the Bar Council with regard to the addressing of Judges in the Supreme Court, High Court and Sub-ordinates Court . The said resolution is circulated and intimated to the entire Registrar’s of Supreme Court and High Court given below:-
The following rule made under Section 49 (i) (j) of the Advocate’s Act 1961 be added as Chapter III A in part VI of the Rules made by Bar Council of India.
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“Consistent with the obligation of the Bar to show a respectful attitude towards the Court and bearing in mind the dignity of Judicial office, the form of address to be adopted whether in the Supreme Court, High Court or Sub-ordinate Court should be as follow:-
“Your Honour” or “Honourable Court” in Supreme Court and High Court and in the Sub-ordinate Courts and Tribunals it is open to the Lawyers to address the Court respectfully as “Sir” or equivalent word.
The former Chief Justice of India Justice Y.K. Sabharwal has gone on record by saying as follows:-
“The Lord is only one and He is the GOD, above all of us. I am not GOD.Judges are not GODS”.