Lawyer’s profession is considered as one of the noble professions in the world. In our country they have a code of conduct to how do they behave with the client and to their superiors in the court. A couple of days back Supreme Court made a statement through the judgement. Justice Arun Misra and Justice Navin Sinha chaired the honourable bench. Court made statement that “What may be proper to others in the society, may be improper for him [Lawyer] to do as he belongs to an intellectual class of the society and as a member of the noble profession, the expectations from him are accordingly higher.”
They diffuse the imprisonment of 6 month imposed by the High Court to advocate Rakesh Tripathi and ordered maintaining 3 year of good conducting.
Court also made statement that “"An advocate is duty bound to act as per the higher status conferred upon him as an officer of the court. He plays a vital role in preservation of society and justice delivery system. Advocate has no business to threaten a Judge or hurl abuses for judicial order which he has passed. In case of complaint of the Judge, it was open to the advocate to approach concerned higher authorities but there is no licence to any member of the Bar to indulge in such undignified conduct to lower down the dignity of the Court. Such attempts deserve to be nipped at the earliest as there is no room to such attack by a member of noble profession." lawyers in India.
Advocates had a esteem value in the society , maintaining it a needful factor.
“The role of a lawyer is indispensable in the justice delivery system. He has to follow the professional ethics and also to maintain high standards. He has to assist the court and also defend the interest of his client. He has to give due regard to his opponent and also to his counsel. What may be proper to others in the society, may be improper for him to do as he belongs to an intellectual class of the society and as a member of the noble profession, the expectations from him are accordingly higher. Advocates are held in high esteem in the society. The dignity of court is in fact dignity of the system of which an advocate being officer of the court.”
Judges made other statement like this
“The judiciary is one of the main pillars of democracy and is essential to peaceful and orderly development of society. The Judge has to deliver justice in a fearless and impartial manner. He cannot be intimidated in any manner or insulted by hurling abuses. Judges are not fearful saints. They have to be fearless preachers so as to preserve the independence of the judiciary which is absolutely necessary for survival of democracy.”
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