New government should make a law to protect lawyers
GAURAV PARDESHI / NASHIK: People have many expectations from the upcoming government. The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections was over on Thursday. Doctors, engineers, lawyers, and people from other professions have their own expectations from the new government. On the backdrop of this, Deshdoot Times talks to some lawyers and try to ascertain their issues and demands.
The proposed Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017 should not be passed. Vacant posts in judiciary should be filled immediately. Lawyers should get independent representation. Introduce schemes for new young lawyers. Considering a threat to the lives of lawyers, it is necessary to have a law to protect the lawyers like doctors.
-Adv. Vijay Dharane
Provide good infrastructure. Introduce health and accidental insurance plan for lawyers. Give a stipend for junior lawyers and pension for seniors. Make an act to prevent assaults against advocates.
-Adv. Pankaj Chandrashekhar
Like health camps, it is needed to organize law related camps to spread awareness in the country. It is needed to make aware people about their rights. They should have knowledge about law. Government is expected to organize workshops village wise and to provide legal aid service. In addition, it should increase number of judges, develop infrastructure of courts and provide facilities for lawyers, employees and citizens. The government should also take efforts to make digitization and paperless work. Stipend should be given for junior lawyers for some years.
– Adv Rakesh Bhujbal