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Lawyers are not paid by the govt. It is one of the main reasons for their unaccountability towards society. To fend for themselves they have to catch a vulnerable client who can (has to) pay for longer periods. No wonder, they get complicated clients whom they can milk date after date. Our judiciary laws and by laws gives them ample leverage to sustain a case and get delayed justice. It is in their attitude. They must be made accountable for wrongful defense.
Should the govt pay lawyers for their livelihood so that there is less scope of falling prey to wrong doer & get speedy justice?

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Asked by prabhat kumar kumar, 16 Jan '10 11:13 am
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Oh no sir.

As a lawyer, you have a range of options available to you. if you want a "safe salary" route u become a state prosecutor. Or a state sponsored public defendent (if we have such a thing here I dunno). But if u have more financial dreams or ambitions, then u go 4 lucrative things such as corporate defense and criminal defense which can get hi pro.

If you go 4 hi profile criminal defense, u get connected w/ the political underworld :D
If you go 4 state prosecutor, you get a family life but quite a bit of bad karma sometimes :D
If u got 4 corporate law, you get to build a legal consultancy firm and if you make it to the top, you get to be a corporate tycoon, where u have a HUGE empire building in downtown Mumbai w/ clients liek ICICI, Microsoft India, etc., getting constultancy from u...

Depends on the individual's profession bhai, but we DO have the "Govt pay" category in law in form of state prosecutor. Someone who wants to become a corporate lawyer would proba ...more
Answered by A Moin, 13 Mar '10 09:42 pm

 
  
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Perhaps, I differ with you. The rush for getting empaneled for Governments, irrespective of manner and time for payment and amount thereof, do not suggest that Lawyers are not interested in representing the Governments. The appearance for Governments make them pitted against the more famed professionals and a little success will be treated as something to be taken note of. The second advantage is of the tag of reliance. Anybody entering the compound of a High Court for the first time will be bewildered. If he is not a regular litigant, and have no idea as to who is a good and dependable lawyers, the Government Pleader tag helps in identifying the more 'reliable' advocates. A section of people called touts also insist on getting this name or that name. They also stress on the Govt. tag as a mark of being genuine.

Now, it is the age old practice of the advocates to delay the finalization of the cases in any manner to extract more money from the clients. Once you are in his net, it ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 01 Mar '10 05:46 pm

 
  
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A lawywer will always remain a liar irrespective of who pays for their services
Answered by rajan, 23 May '12 09:14 am

 
  
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Even if Govt pays there wont be any remarkable change in wrong doers.One who is doing wrong thing will always do even if he gets sufficient money
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 08 Jun '10 01:31 pm

 
  
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The public expects and deserves accountability from the businesses, professions, and other institutions that govern Indian life. Lawyers in the legal profession are not immune from this expectation. As the definition that began this question suggests, that lawyers are answerable, both to clients in the regular course of business, and to the public when their services are used in furtherance of a fraud. Lawyers also should be prepared to explain their behavior, whether to their coworkers, their families, or a grand jury. Too often, those in power behave arrogantly and take the path of least resistance, only to create conditions that make inevitable a horrendous day of reckoning. The legal profession, never tremendously popular with the public in the best of times, shares in this erosion of credibility that is undermining the publics faith in those forces that influence their daily lives. Each business, profession, and institution must have effective leadership who ensure that thei ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 08 Jun '10 01:27 pm

 
  
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Will not help
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 16 Jan '10 11:23 am

 
  
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