CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced a new TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme on 2 July 2020. The young lawyers will get stipend of Rs. 3,000 per month during their first 2 years of practice.

In this CM Advocates Welfare Scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 3,000 per month as stipend to young lawyers. The stipend amount of Rs. 3,000 to be given under Tamil Nadu Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme will be paid during their first 2 years of practice.

The Tamilnadu state govt. will start an online application / registration facility for eligible lawyers to avail the benefits of scheme. All those advocates who are practicing in Tamil Nadu, registered with Tamilnadu Bar Council and are also in voters list of the state will be able to apply for CM Young Advocates Monthly Allowance scheme.

The timely help to the young lawyers will go to long way in ensuring that the standards of advocates stays high. As a directive result, Tamilnadu will be able to produce great Advocates and eminent jurists in future.

As per the Tamil Nadu Bar Council, around 1500 to 2000 young advocates would be benefited every year from this Tamil Nadu Young Advocates Stipend Scheme for lawyers.

Lawyers play an important role in implementing rule of law in the society. Every young lawyer, after enrollment with the state bar council, has to undergo training under a senior advocate for at least 2 to 3 years. Particularly, for young advocates from rural parts of the state, it takes at least 3 to 4 years to set up individual practice. Most such lawyers find it hard to even meet their daily expenses during the incubation period and some are even compelled to switch to other profession. Therefore, in a bid to help such young lawyers, the Young Lawyers Monthly Stipend Scheme has been sanctioned.

The announcement of TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme is timely and would help young lawyers who have completely lost their livelihood due to COVID-19 lockdown

BY- SAMARTH GOGIA