Advocates who voluntarily suspend legal practice for government employment not members of Bar: Kerala High Court

The Court held that the petitioner, a full-time government employee who had suspended legal practice, cannot be treated as "a member of the Bar" for the purpose of selection and appointment as a prosecutor.

The Kerala High Court recently held that a person who had earlier enrolled as an advocate and later suspended legal practice to serve as a government employee, cannot be treated as a “member of the Bar” [Saumya MS v. State of Kerala & Ors].

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