<p><br></p><p>Representative image. <br></p>

MUMBAI: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, last Sunday, decided to let lawyers who are finding it difficult to earn a living through the profession during the pandemic lockdown and lack of physical court proceedings, surrender their licence to practice law and pursue alternate “lawful business and services’’.
When they wish to resume legal practice, they will not be charged any fee, said Bar council chief Subhash Ghatge.
Ghatge said on Friday that no one has yet surrendered their sanad so far.
The council unanimously decided not to accept a representation made by a couple of advocates, to allow lawyers to undertake alternate occupations without surrendering their sanad as it would “not be in conformity with legal position.’’

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