Women in Law Profession

  • Himakriti R. and Malan N.
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  • Himakriti R.

    Advocate in India

  • Malan N.

    Advocate in India

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The objective of this paper is to present an exhaustive analysis of women and employment also emphasis more on women in advocacy. There are numerous deliberations about gender in India over the ages. As of now, India has seen an amplified percentage of literacy and employment among women. In the world of business and employments, women are constrained in choosing their job. Now women are fetched up with courage in choosing professions, which are more challenging. Such challenging professions includes advocacy. Advocacy principally means pursuit designed to influence the policies and actions to others to hook change. It is a capacity to change what needs and why that is a need. Thus, our topic constitutes the women’s hunk in advocacy. Feminist advocacy nurture gender equality and rights. In addition, this is mostly important in a patriarchal society. The Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 renders a person to be enrolled and at the same time, “women” were not encompassed in the term “person”. Therefore, women were constrained to enroll. In 1916, the constitutional bench of Calcutta High Court turned down the approach for enrollment of women. However, in 1921, the Allahabad High Court enrolled a woman and it was the first court to do so. The Legal Practitioners Act, 1923 overruled the judgment of Calcutta High Court. This Act predominantly prohibited women discrimination regarding enrollment on the premise of sex. The Indian Bar Councils Act, 1926 required each High Court to comprise a Bar Council. It also if a rule to be drafted on the basis that woman will not be barred to be enrolled as an advocate on the ground of sex alone. Article 14 of Indian Constitution, 1950 has given equality and right against gender discrimination. In addition, the Advocates Act, 1961 was a step closer. As per the above progress nowadays the involvement of women in choosing the legal carrier in society was intensified. The participation of women in legal services are highly increasing. As yet now women are roughly clinched the status of men and made a complete society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2523 - 2530

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114651

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