A Single Judge Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi said that lawyers must remember that they are appearing before the Court and not sitting in their drawing rooms.
The Court expressed its shock when the learned counsel for a bail applicant while sitting in a car, wanted to address the Court on the merits of the case.
When a bail application was listed before it, the Court declined to hear Advocate Sanjay Kumar Mishra, who appeared from inside his car. On seeing this, Justice Chaturvedi said that the Court “deplores and deprecates such type of non-serious approach by the lawyers.”
The Registrar General, Allahabad High Court was directed to frame a set of rules for ‘do’s and don’ts’ for the lawyers while addressing the Courts, within the next 48 hours, about their dress-code, ways and the manner by which they would participate in the court proceedings and circulate it through a proper notification in the cause list or any other effective mode.
The lawyers have been ‘requested to strictly adhere to the same as the Court said that any deviation from these proposed rules and procedures shall have penal consequences.
While parting with the matter, the Court said,
“It is made clear that these rules are being framed only to cope up with the prevailing emergent situation in the law courts and to ease the rigours of formal dress code for the lawyers.”
Lastly, the Registrar General was directed to circulate the copy of the rules to all the bar associations in the district for its strict adherence.