Ranchi: The selection process for senior advocates in the Jharkhand High Court has commenced, but as of now, the response from lawyers expressing interest in the prestigious designation has been relatively subdued. Registrar General of the Jharkhand High Court, Mohd. Shakir, has announced that the last date for submitting applications for the selection of senior advocates is November 25.
While the number of applications received is currently modest, it is anticipated that a surge in submissions will occur once the High Court resumes operations after the Puja holidays. After the application deadline, the High Court committee will take charge of the selection process, scrutinizing applications and conducting other necessary procedures. The current cycle is expected to witness a substantial number of advocates vying for the esteemed position of senior advocate.
The anticipation among lawyers awaiting the senior advocate selection in the Jharkhand High Court is reaching its culmination. It is projected that a full court meeting, the first since 2017, will convene to finalize the selection of senior advocates. As per the established rules, designated senior advocates must furnish comprehensive details about their practice, information concerning their junior lawyers, and their involvement in crucial cases, among other requirements. Applicants are also obligated to disclose any allegations of misconduct or breaches of professional conduct lodged against them in the District Bar Association or State Bar Council.
The current list of senior advocates in Jharkhand includes RS Majumdar, Rajiv Ranjan, AK Allam, Ajit Kumar, RN Sahay, BM Tripathi, AK Kashyap, Vijay Pratap Singh, Bhowmik, Jai Prakash Jha, Rajiv Sharma, Biren Poddar, Anil Kumar, PPN Rai, RSP Sinha, M K Laik, and Mani Mala Paul.