[COVID-19 crisis] Advocates dying due to closure of Courts: Plea in SC seeks permission for lawyers to advertise, be employed on retainers

The plea urges the Supreme Court to direct the BCI to relax rules of professional conduct so that Advocates can be employed at companies on monthly retainers, so that they may earn a livelihood through other sources etc.
[COVID-19 crisis] Advocates dying due to closure of Courts: Plea in SC seeks permission for lawyers to advertise, be employed on retainers
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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court urging it to direct the Bar Council of India (BCI) to allow lawyers to use advertisements to garner work and to take up other sources of income to earn their livelihood during this time when the Courts are largely closed and work is difficult to come by, given the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

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