25 September, 2020

‘A Fake Judge Is A Theoretical Possibility’

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendram explains how judges cannot filter the fakes at the Bar...

‘A Fake Judge Is A Theoretical Possibility’

Justice RV Raveendran is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India and has worked his way up the justice system. In this interview with Ushinor Majumdar, he explains that judges can’t filter fakes at the Bar. Justice Raveendran also suggests steps that could help clean up the mess.

What is the impact of a fake lawyer practising in the courts on clients, legal system and the justice system?

The impact or consequences of a large number of fake lawyers practising is somewhat similar to a large number of fake doctors or fake chartered accountants around. It may result in deficiency in the quality of service rendered due to lack of knowledge. But, this may not be so in all cases, because some fake lawyers with experience may render service similar to those rendered by genuine lawyers. But the real danger is undermining the credibility and integrity of the bar and the judicial system. Law is basically about discipline and adherence to rules and regulations for the benefit of society. Fake lawyers are an...



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