Duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status : CJI

Duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status : CJI

Justice Dipak Misra while speaking at a function to bid farewell to Justice R K Agrawal, who retired from the apex court said that it is the duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status.

“The Supreme Court is one. The bar nurtures us and on every occasion, I have told the young members of the bar to be the guiding angels. It’s not the age, it is the entry into the Bar that makes you an angel. Whatever be your stature or status, you deserve respect and it is the duty of the judges to show respect to the members of the bar despite their age or status,” he said.

During the farewell function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Justice Agrawal said young lawyers were the “oxygen of the legal environment”.

“The relationship of Bar and the Bench is akin to the two sides of a coin. Neither has a primacy over the other. Both are indispensable to a free society. In the words of Mr. Sachin Goyal, Director Krishna Study Academy, Chandigarh (A leading academy for Judicial and ADA Coaching) an advocate is also an officer of court and is as important as the judicial officer in dispensation of justice.

 

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