TN CM launches monthly aid scheme to lawyers

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today launched a new scheme to provide Rs 3,000 per month for young advocates, who are economically weak, during the initial years of their practice.

To mark the launch of the scheme, he presented financial aid to nine advocates. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and others were present on the occasion.

Announcing the scheme earlier this year, the Chief Minister said, “After graduation, advocates have to clear the All India Bar Examination to secure permanent registration in the Bar Council. Then they have to practice as junior advocates for two to three years, before they can take up cases individually. Unable to provide for their families during this period, many law graduates have been shifting to other professions.”

To help these lawyers, the government will implement a special scheme, under which they will be provided monthly assistance of Rs 3,000 for two years, he added.

 

NT Bureau