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Supreme Court notifies lists of Advocates appointed to Amicus Curiae Panel [Read Notification]

The Supreme Court has notified the list of Advocates who have been appointed to a panel from which the Court may enlist the assistance of amicus curiae for a two year period i.e. from April 2020 to March 31, 2022.

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The Supreme Court has notified the list of Advocates who have been appointed to a panel from which the Court may enlist the assistance of amicus curiae for a two year period i.e. from April 2020 to March 31, 2022.

List of Senior Advocates Empanelled as Amicus Curiae
List of Senior Advocates Empanelled as Amicus Curiae

A notification dated July 18 further contains lists naming the Senior Counsel, Advocates, Advocates on Record (AORs) and Non-AORs who have been appointed to the amicus curiae panel. A list of lawyers who have been waitlisted for appointment to the panel has also been notified.

The notification further informs that

  • Allocation of cases to the Senior Advocates, Advocates-on-Record and non-Advocates-on-Record of the panel will be made in the chronological order of the lists notified.

  • The existing ratio of 2:1 between Advocates-on-Record and non-Advocates-on-Record will be maintained by the Registry in the matter of allocation of cases.

  • No request for empanelment as amicus curiae for the period until March 31, 2022 will be entertained hereafter.

It is also notified that the name of the AOR or non-AOR would be deleted from the amicus curiae panel, following orders from the Competent Authority, if:

  • the lawyer, upon the allocation of the case(s), does not file the required number of paper-books within the time specified for that purpose, or

  • the lawyer does not respond to the request made by the Registry within a reasonable time, or

  • the lawyer returns the allocated cases without giving any cogent and convincing reason, or

  • the lawyer does not appear before the Court.

The Court had invited applications for empanelment in January this year.

Read the July 18 notification:

SC Notification - Amicus Curiae List.pdf
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