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High Court: If you wish to be a Judge, crack your Law School Exams in 1st attempt

October,29,2016:

Civil Judge aspirant who was found to have cleared one of her law papers in her second attempt, ruled ineligible to become a Judge

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Selection as a Judge
Selection as a Judge

Bombay High Court Division Bench has dismissed the petition of a woman who was removed from the short list of candidates for civil judge; the candidate had missed a paper as she was taking part in extra-curricular activities.

Bombay HC has expounded that only those persons who clear all their law exams leading up to their law degree in their first attempt can become judges.

High Court Bench Division Bench comprising of Justice SC Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi were hearing the case of a woman who was a meritorious student and good at extra-curricular activities but whose name was removed from the short list of candidates for the post of Jr. Division Civil Judge after authorities discovered that she had cleared one of her law papers in her second attempt, thus ruled that she was ineligible to become a judge.

Petitioner had sought to challenge the definition of the term “first attempt” as used in the Maharashtra Judicial Services Rules for fresh law graduates who want to join judicial services.

However Bombay High Court Bench expounded that, “Petitioner had an opportunity to appear for examination, refraining from appearing for examination on the account of some or the other reason, which may be genuine and bonafide, would mean that examinations leading to the degree in law have not been cleared in first attempt.”

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One comment

  1. Saurabh bishwambhar

    In many private law colleges students are been duly dragged to take part in legal aid, legal social points. this decission will also be a point for law colleges to keep students been focused towards studies.. appreciable Justice point.
    more over a student enjoying 5 yrs in private law cllge then again doing hard labour for next 2 years as such to crack judiciary is useless a complete 5 years course is no doubt a sufficient tenure to think and act upon your carrier effectively..there indicates a clear nexus of law course tenure (5 or 3) yrs and the amount of seriousness a candidate shows….

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