Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has criticised the deteriorating standard of the legal profession saying that lawyers had no value even in ‘the marriage market.’
“…In the marriage market also the lawyer has no value.
In the marriage market, they say your son is IAS officer, ok yes, IFS, IPS and so on but when you say lawyer, they say no no…there is no value in marriage market. But if you raise your value and make it tougher to get into the profession, I am sure the marriage market will also improve,” the CJI was quoted by the PTI.
Justice Thakur said that the value of lawyers had taken a significant beating because of the profession getting overcrowded. He said that there were over two million lawyers in the country resulting in malpractices and lowering the value of lawyers.
He said, “There were times you would go for LLB when you were unable to get admitted anywhere else…Now today you have two million lawyers in the country. There is crowd now. Today the Bar council can say that we have enough of the lawyers.”
The CJI also said that the bar couldn’t be place for people who were unsuccessful in other professions.
“You cannot stop anyone from becoming a lawyer but you can certainly raise the bar, raise the standard who said that every third division marks candidate can become lawyer…let him become clerk or let him become something else…why should a bar be such a place for the people who are not accepted anywhere else,” Justice Thakur said.