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‘Lawyering business, no longer profession’

Statesman News Service |

Press Trust of India
Bangalore, 1 September
Union Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal today expressed concern that lawyering has become a business, and it is no longer regarded as a profession.
Noting that the nature of lawyering has changed over the years and lawyers have always been regarded as providers of services, he said: “That is why law is a profession.”
Mr Sibal made the observation while delivering the 21st annual convocation address at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here, at the ceremony, presided over by the Chief Justice of India, Mr Justice P Sathasivam, who is also its Chancellor.
“Please, do not ever fall into the trap of wanting to make a monetary killing while providing a service to your client,” Mr Kapil Sibal said.