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The Supreme Court has designated thirty-seven lawyers as Senior Advocates. These designations (of lawyers other than retired High Court judges) come after a long gap of nearly four years.
Here is the list of 37 lawyers designated as Senior Advocates
The last time the Court made Senior designations from amongst lawyers was in April 2015.
Subsequently, a petition for streamlining the procedure for designating lawyers as Senior Advocates came to be filed in the Supreme Court by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising. The Court then refrained from designating lawyers as Senior Advocates during the pendency of the case.
The judgment, in that case, was delivered in October 2017. However, the Supreme Court took a while in amending its guidelines for designation to bring it in tune with the 2017 judgment.
The Court eventually notified the guidelines in August 2018 and invited applications from interested candidates for the Senior gown.
It then re-started the process of Senior Designations by conferring Senior gown on twenty-five retired High Court judges in September 2018. But no designations were made from the Bar till now.
List of Senior Advocates