Assistant Professor of Law at DAV (PG) College Dehradun, India
This paper brings to the notice of all the stakeholders about the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on legal professionals and Courts of Uttarakhand. Two pertinent questions: one, how the legal professionals have been suffering throughout the COVID-19 pandemic period? and second, how the lost glory of legal professionals and courts of Uttarakhand can be achieved? The bar and therefore the bench are thought of to be the protector of human rights. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and ulterior lockdown greatly wedged the two. this article focuses to re-strategize the judicial procedure technologically that ultimately leaves the legal professionals in a better position. The state of Uttarakhand got separated from the state of Uttar Pradesh on nine November 2000 and have become the 27th state of India. it's well-established judicial structure with a high court at Nainital and Subordinate Courts at different levels. The Family Courts, Labour Courts, Public Service Tribunals, and so forth have conjointly been come upon for dealing with different cases. Around sixteen thousand registered lawyers are practicing in these courts. The pandemic not solely affected the health, profession, and education however also the livelihood of the many lawyers. The courts were suddenly closed down and were limited to hear only urgent matters through video conferencing. As a consequence, several lawyers suffered a financial crunch. They weren't allowed to visit courts to carry out legal proceedings for which they were obtaining emolument from their clientele. The Government & the Bar Council of Uttarakhand took commendable steps by providing financial aid to the needy lawyers. After subsequent unlocking, efforts are made to normalize the life but there's something that is required to be restructured. Existing rules post-pandemic ought to be amended. E-courts should be established whereby video conferencing of cases should be conducted routinely. Legal professionals need to be advanced techno soft, as this will not only serve as a source of their uninterrupted financial gain however conjointly sharpen their professional techniques.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 2386 - 2393DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112191
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