Full Court Meeting

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    The new Chief Justice of India U U Lalit called a meeting of the ‘full court’.

    What is a full court meeting?

    • A full court meeting literally means one which is attended by all the judges of the court.
    • There are no written rules dealing with this. As per convention, full-court meetings are called by the Chief Justice of India to discuss issues of importance to the judiciary. 
    • The senior designations of practising advocates in the Supreme Court and high courts are also decided during the full court meetings
    • Significance : The basic idea is to take everyone along. Full court meetings are an ideal occasion to arrive at common solutions to deal with problems that beset the country’s legal system and to make any amends, if necessary, in the administrative practices of the court.

    Source:IE