Experience of three years should be made mandatory for entry into judicial service: BCI

Experience of three years should be made mandatory for entry into judicial service: BCI

In its press release dated 02.01.2021, the Bar Council speaking on its own and all State Bar Councils’ behalf stated that they are strongly in favour of a 3 years minimum experience at the Bar to be prescribed for being considered eligible to sit for a Judicial Service Exam. It further states that the Judicial Officers not having practical experience at the Bar are mostly found to be incapable and inept in handling matters. The inexperience at the Bar is one of the primary and major reasons for delays in the disposal of cases in the sub-ordinate Judiciary.

The Bar Council is stated to be filing an application in the case of All India Judges Association & others Vs. Union of India before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in which case vide order dated 21.03.2002, the Hon’ble Supreme Court had done away with the requirement of 3 years experience at the Bar.