Madras High Court orders Bar bodies to pay junior lawyers monthly stipend of ₹15k to ₹20k

A bench of Justices SM Subramaniam and C Kumarappan said it was unreasonable and demeaning to expect young lawyers to work without being paid.
Lawyers and Madras High Court
Lawyers and Madras High Court

The Madras High Court Wednesday directed the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (TN Bar Council) to issue circulars to all bar associations in the State and in the Union Territory of Puducherry, mandating that they pay all junior lawyers registered with them a minimum monthly stipend between ₹15,000 and ₹20,000.

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