COVID-19 crisis: Madras HC urges for amendment of Bar Council Rules to allow interim payouts from Welfare Funds to aid needy lawyers, clerks

An enabling Rule in the State regulations "can and, in our recommendation, must be inserted by way of an amendment at the earliest, to provide for interim pay-outs to needy advocates in these dark and difficult days."
Madras High Court campus
Madras High Court campus

The Madras High Court on Tuesday strongly urged for an amendment to be brought to the State Bar Council Rules so as to enable the disbursement of advocate welfare funds in the form of interim payments to aid lawyers and advocates' clerks in need amid the COVID-19 crisis (Dr AE Chelliah v. The Chairman and Members of the Bar Council of Thamizh Naadu and Puducherry and ors).

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