Judicial Officers Not Having Experience At Bar Mostly Found To Be Incapable' : BCI To Move SC For Mandatory Practical Experience For Judicial Service

4th Jan

Judicial Officers Not Having Experience At Bar Mostly Found To Be Incapable' : BCI To Move SC For Mandatory Practical Experience For Judicial Service

The bar council of India (BCI) has said it will file an application before the Supreme Court seeking to make minimum 3-year practice at the bar necessary to become a judicial officer.
The BCI, the country's apex lawyers' body, said judicial officers not having practical experience as advocates are mostly found to be incapable and inept in handling matters.
Presently, fresh law graduates are being allowed to sit for judicial service examination throughout the territory of India without having any practical experience at the Bar.It said that BCI, along with all the state bar councils, are strongly in favour of a three year minimum experience as an advocate to be prescribed for being considered eligible to sit for a judicial service exam.
Judicial officers not having practical experience at the Bar are mostly found to be incapable and inept in handling matters. Most of such officers are found impolite and impractical in their behaviour with members of the Bar and litigants.