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Eight new judges for Bombay High Court

Jun 22, 2013 Eight new judges have been appointed to the Bombay High Court, bringing the total size of the bench to 60 judges, whish is still 15 short of a full complement. The new appointments are all lawyers, and come to the job…

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Challenge to mandatory retirement for judges fails

Jun 21, 2013 Judges in Pennsylvania have failed in their bid to prove that the state’s mandatory retirement age is constitutionally invalid. The provision requiring compulsory retirement at age 70 was adopted as a state…

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Delhi High Court appoints new judges

Apr 25, 2013 The Delhi High Court is reportedly set to see new appointments in the coming days, including District Judge Sunita Gupta, District Judge VP Vaish and District Judge Deepa Sharma who is also the Principal Judge of the…

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Petition seeks increase in pay for Indian judges

Apr 18, 2013 The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition seeking an increase in the salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges in India. The petition was filed by Deepak Khosla, and the respondents are the Union of India, the…

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Supreme Court of India makes 17 Senior Advocates

Nov 30, 2012 The Full Court of the Supreme Court of India has awarded the title of Senior Advocate to 15 retired High Court judges and two practicing Advocates.   The distinction is extremely difficult to attain for practicing…

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30% vacancy on the bench in India's high courts

Nov 8, 2012 57 new judges have been appointed across India’s 21 high courts this year, but significant judicial vacancies remain high, with 30 per cent of the 895 judges’ posts remaining vacant. 275 out of 895 sanctioned…

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US judicial salaries rise by 1% per annum

Jul 27, 2012 A new survey shows that judicial salaries in the US are increasing by a mere one per cent annually. The report, put together by the National Center for State Courts, looked at salary data between 2007 and 2012 in all US…

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Nigerian Senate increases the size of the judiciary

May 25, 2012 To many lawyers, the Nigerian Senate’s decision to raise the number of judges of the Federal High Court from 70 to 100 is a relief, in the sense that it will facilitate the administration of justice. This is the…

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Toronto law firms fall behind on diversity stats

Mar 29, 2012 A new report indicates that large law firms in Toronto are falling behind in diversity statistics. According to the DiversityLeads 2012 report, compiled by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute in Management &…

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