Supreme Court Urges Senior Lawyers to Let Juniors Argue During Vacations

The Supreme Court recently encouraged senior lawyers to let their junior colleagues argue cases during court vacations. This suggestion came from Justices PS Narasimha and Sanjay Karol during a courtroom exchange with Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta.

Justice Karol emphasized that vacations are intended to give younger lawyers opportunities to grow. He urged senior lawyers to support this initiative by allowing juniors to take on more responsibilities during this time.

Dr. Singhvi supported the idea but stressed the need for uniform rules across all Supreme Court benches. He mentioned that consistent guidelines would make it easier for senior lawyers to follow the practice. Singhvi also noted that he has been advocating for such uniform rules for five years and urged the Justices to discuss and implement them collectively.

SG Mehta added that some vacation benches already do not permit Senior Advocates to argue, highlighting that some steps are being taken in this direction.

The Supreme Court’s call aims to foster the growth and development of younger lawyers by giving them more opportunities to argue cases, especially during court vacations.