Politics and Advocacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has given rise to unimaginable damage and distress. It has turned the world upside down with minimal human contiguity, unemployment and heightened domestic disaccord.
Amicus Curiae: The Indian perspective
An amicus curia is a Latin word which means, ‘friend of the court. He/she is a person appointed by the court who is a specialist in any specific area along with the legal knowledge who can assist a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case in the form of a brief. He is not a party to a case and should not be appointed by a party to maintain the transparency and unbiased decision. The Court appoints him and the court itself provides his fees/consultation. The decision on whether to consider an amicus brief lies within the discretion of the court.
Meaning of Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor, Barrister and more
Generally, lawyers, advocates, barrister, solicitors are considered equivalent words, but they are having different meaning, importance, and nature.