Petition Filed in Supreme Court Appeals for Relief in Lawyers’ Dress Code

Maharanee Kumari
Petition Filed in Supreme Court Appeals for Relief in Lawyers Dress Code
Petition Filed in Supreme Court Appeals for Relief in Lawyers Dress Code

A petition filed in the Supreme Court appeals for relief in the dress code of lawyers during summer, requesting exemption from wearing black coats.

Black coat is considered to be the identity of lawyers, but it is advisable not to wear this color in summer. Meanwhile, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, in which an appeal has been made to give relief in the dress code of lawyers during summer. Under this, it has been demanded that lawyers should be given exemption from wearing black coat during summer. In the petition, the court has been asked to amend the rules of Advocate Act, 1961. This will give relief to lawyers from wearing black coat during summer.

Let us tell you that in the petition filed by Advocate Shailendra Mani Tripathi, a request has also been made to direct the Bar Council of several states to determine the “main months of summer” for each state so that lawyers can be exempted from wearing black coats and gowns during those months. The temperature in the plains of the country has gone up a lot during the summer days. In such a situation, it is becoming difficult to wear a black coat.

The Supreme Court had refused to consider a plea seeking exemption for lawyers from wearing black coats and gowns in the apex court as well as Supreme Courts across the country during the summer in 2022.

The apex court had also said that it cannot consider the petition under Article 32 and asked the petitioner to approach the Bar Council of India (BCI) with his complaint.