Lawyers of Subordinate Courts not required to wear Black Coat/ Gowns during summer

Stating Rules III and IV of the Rules of the Bar Council of India which say that “wearing of advocate’s gown shall be optional except when appearing in the Supreme Court or in High courts.” and “except in Supreme Court and High Courts during summer, wearing of black coat is not mandatory” , respectively, the Bar Council of India cleared that the advocates practicing in subordinate courts are not required to wear the long black gown or coat while arguing their cases in summer. BCI conveyed this to the Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers (TNFWL), in response to a representation seeking relaxation of dress code for advocates during summer and also directed the secretary of bar council of Tamil Nadu to circulate the rules among various Bar associations in the state to remove the confusion or doubts regarding the dress code. 


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