VILLUPURAM: The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu has been urging the Government to give monetary support to the young lawyers at the rate of Rs 3,000 a month for five years. Such an arrangement is needed to prevent exodus from the profession, according to A.Gothandam, member, Bar Council.
He said it was a paradox that even while the number of cases was mounting in the courts, the young lawyers or new entrants to the profession did not get adequate number of briefs to sustain them.
Mr. Gothandam was speaking at a workshop on “Mediation skills in dispute resolution” held here on Saturday. He noted that while Karnataka Government was giving a monthly honorarium of Rs. 1,000 to young lawyers, the Andhra Pradesh Government was giving one-time payment of Rs. 6,500 to each lawyer at the time of registration.
No such arrangement existed in Tamil Nadu despite the long-pending plea of the lawyer fraternity for introducing one. After persistent demand, the erstwhile All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime created the “Advocate Welfare Funds” with a corpus of Rs. 1 crore.
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