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Lawyers hit hard by COVID-19 in Gujarat can take a job or do business till Dec 31: BCG

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent implications on the functioning of the courts has rendered several advocates working in Gujarat without any income, the Bar Council of Gujarat (BCG) has decided to allow advocates holding a decree (sanad) to opt for a job, business, or any other source of alternate income...

SC issues guidelines for online hearing of matter from May 18 onwards

The Supreme Court released a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) on Sunday in which it has said that it will hear all cases via video and audio links between May 18 and June 19. Earlier, the SC had been hearing only urgent cases through video-conferencing during the lockdown. It had also decided on May 15 to...

HC lawyers’ body writes to DGP, Ahmedabad commissioner to allow advocates to commute to court

The Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) has written to director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha and Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia to allow lawyers to commute between their residence and courts so that they can remain present in court for the hearing of urgent matters. GHCAA president Yatin Oza in the letter said...