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Lawyers must face fitness tests to appear in court: SC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

NEW DELHI, Sept 12: The Supreme Court has said that lawyers should be put to mental and physical fitness test to be prove their eligibility to conduct trials in crimil cases and to ensure that litigants don’t suffer on account of their incompetence. A bench of Justices J S Khehar and Adarsh K Goel said the Advocates Act and the relevant rules needed to be reviewed to incorporate a provision for giving fitness certificate to an advocate to appear in court.

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