Lawyer attends e-hearing from bed, gets SC rap

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NEW DELHI: A

lawyer

appeared in a virtual hearing in

the Supreme Court

while lying in his

bed

in a T-shirt, drawing the displeasure of the judge who observed that “minimum court etiquette” should be followed given the public nature of hearings.
The SC observed that lawyers appearing via video-conferencing should be "presentable" and avoid showing images that are not appropriate.
Justice

S Ravindra Bhat accepted the apology tendered by the advocate, who said it was “inappropriate on his part to make a court appearance whilst lying in bed dressed in a T-shirt”.
In its June 15 order, the SC said: “We are all passing through trying times and hearings by virtual courts have become an order of the day. Yet minimum court etiquette in terms of what can be considered decent dress, background, etc must be followed, given the public nature of hearings.”

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