Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. On Friday 23rd July, this year’s edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was held and as was the case with previous editions, candidates faced some difficulties owing to the conduct of the exam, These included errors in the answer key, jumbled up options, problems related to the filling of the OMR sheet and the charging of Rs 1,000 as fee per objection raised on the questions and answers.
  2. Today The amended Bar Council of India (BCI) Rules that prohibit criticism of the regulatory body as well as State Bar Councils across the country, have been challenged before the Bombay High Court (Amritpal Singh Khalsa v. Bar Council of India).
  3. Yesterday Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) has passed a resolution clarifying that “Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Welfare Trust” has no relation to SCAORA and has called upon the trust to refrain from using the words ‘Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record’ in its name.
  4. Yesterday Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Deepak Gupta expressed anguish at the incarceration of 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy for offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in relation to Bhima Koregaon case with Swamy eventually passing away in custody.
  5. The founder of Internship Bank and former Senior Associate with Dorsey and Whitney (also Allen & Overy), Debolina Saha Narayanan has been teaching a one-month online course at the International Debt Capital Market as an experienced Debt Capital market lawyer.
  6. Today The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Welfare Trust (Trust) has refuted the allegations of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) regarding management of the trust and use of funds by the Trust.
  7. Convenors of the Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF) have written to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana urging that arbitration practitioners and litigation lawyers be considered on a level playing field for designation as Senior Advocates and elevation as judges.
  8. On Friday A talk delivered by Professor David B Wilkins, Harvard Law School on Friday saw pertinent observations being made on what the corporate legal services market will be like in the post-COVID-19 world.
  9. Today The Delhi High Court stayed the transfer of an HIV positive Border Security Force (BSF) jawan from Delhi to Cachar, Assam taking into account his health condition.
  10. A woman was given a run for her money, quite literally, after a man she met on a matrimonial app borrowed money from her in confidence of paying it back, but failed to do so.
  11. On Friday The Gujarat High Court held that the protocol for disposal of bodies of those who succumbed to COVID-19 was not in violation of the fundamental right to religion of Parsees who practice Dokhmenashini.
  12. Yesterday The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition by a Hindu organisation that sought a declaration to cancel the reservation and financial aid provided to certain communities, including Muslims, Latin Catholics, Christian Nadars and Scheduled Castes and imposed cost of Rs. 25,000.
  13. Today Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala John Brittas has moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Pegasus snooping scandal.
  14. In a series of events that could inspire the plot of a movie, a woman is Kerala has been exposed for practicing law for years allegedly without a law degree. After a case was registered against her, she is currently on the run from Police.

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