Chennai: The new rules will prevent lawyers from practising their profession freely in court and protecting the interests of their clients. Hence, we want immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the rules, R. C. Paul Kanagaraj, president, MHAA, said.
Members of MHAA, women lawyers association, Madras High court, the presidents of several Bar Associations from districts including Tiruchy, Dharmapuri, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Perambalur and Cuddalore, spoke on the occasion. A few members of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry also took part in the meeting.
The advocates, in a resolution passed in the meeting, proposed to form a high power committee to decide on the future course of action.
They have stated that newly amended rules would affect the rights of advocates and people at large. No transparent and fair consultation was held with the Bar Associations across the State prior to framing the rules and hence they oppose the rules in toto.
In another resolution, they urged the Chief Justice of Madras High court to withdraw the amendment immediately. They appealed the CJ to call for a dialogue with the Bar Associations to identify issues affecting the judiciary and amicably settle them.
In another resolution, they demanded the setting up of a state level co-ordination committee to sort out the issues and to organise a national conference seminar regarding the problems faced by advocates and to revoke the suspension order imposed against 33 advocates by Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry....