Lawyers associations seek CM's intervention

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Chennai, Jul 7 (UNI) The representatives of the various advocates associations, today met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention on the appointments of civil judges.

On behalf of all the associations, the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) President R C Paulkangarj explained to the Chief Minister about their grievances.

The petition submitted by the associations demanded that the recommendation put forward by full-court meeting of the High Court, stating that the staff members who had studied Law also could apply for civil judges examination, by amending the rules in sub-ordinate service rules, should not be accepted.

The associations had also unanimously decided to abstain the court one day on July four demanding for the same.

As per the existing rule the lawyers alone were only entitled to apply for the examination to the civil judge post. That means a lawyer enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu alone was entitled to apply.

According to Paul Kanagaraj, the Chief Minister had assured them that he would look into their demands.

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