CJI UU Lalit
CJI UU Lalit

Supreme Court: Chief Justice of India UU Lalit

CJI UU Lalit was elevated directly from the Bar and is the second such person to become the Chief Justice of India.

Chief Justice of India UU Lalit: 49th Chief Justice is Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Supreme Court

He was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 13, 2014. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of India with effect from August 27, 2022 and is due to retire on November 8, 2022.

Early Life and career

Justice Lalit was born on November 9, 1957. He enrolled as an advocate in June, 1983 and practiced before the Bombay High Court till December, 1985. He shifted his practice to Delhi in January, 1986 was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April, 2004. 

He appeared as Amicus Curiae in many matters and was appointed Special Public Prosecutor for CBI to conduct trial in all 2G matters under the orders of the Supreme Court. 

He was a member of Supreme Court of India Legal Services Committee for two terms. 

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