Legal Question in Legal Ethics in India

can a senior advocate who is appointed by the supreme court as amicus curie to

defend a poor litigant for a fees of RS.500 refuse to take the case.

Can this amount to PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT?

Can you site a case where it has already happened?

what was the decision of the court in that case.

was he guilty of PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT ?

Asked on 5/05/13, 12:18 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jayesh Desai Jayesh Desai

He can decline, it would not tantamount to professional misconduct. If he takes up and then does not work then it may be professional misconduct.

Supreme Court generally would not impose itself on any advocate in this way.

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Answered on 5/08/13, 2:45 am


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