Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Arvind Sharad Bobde said on Saturday that the high legal cost is a major hurdle in the way of getting justice. At the same time, he also mentioned the huge fees of lawyers, saying that they too need to consider their role as mediators and not just pleading for money payments. He said that we need to initiate prior legal arbitration. CJI Bobde, a native of Nagpur, Maharashtra, was honored by former CJI RM Lodha at an event organized by the High Court Bar Association.
Justice Bobde took over as CJI on 18 November itself.
Justice Bobde took over as CJI on 18 November itself. He said that there are many things that need to be improved. One of these is access to justice. After swearing, he is asked a question repeatedly about what he is going to do with the fees of lawyers. He said that he tells Babaki that there is nothing we can do about it. The President recently said in Jodhpur that the cost of justice has become out of the reach of common people. He said that obviously, no one complains about earning money, but please understand that when it is in the courts, it hinders access to justice and it is a serious flaw.