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Mar 23 7 tweets 3 min read
Justice Gita Gopi of the Gujarat High Court voices concern over how advocates treat poor litigants in the State and especially in Ahmedabad.

J Gopi: I am happy that now foreign lawyers are coming to India. At least they will treat litigants better.

J Gopi: I have seen this practice especially in Ahmedabad... poor litigants come from far off places but they aren't treated well by advocates. Forget tea, coffee they aren't even called inside the chambers of the lawyers. But now situation will change.

J Gopi: With lawyers from other countries coming to India, now there will be a huge competition for you all (Indian Advocates). Then I am sure, you will call litigants to your offices, offer not only tea but even food. You will do much more things due to the competitions……
J Gopi: I am sure the approach of foreign lawyers would be a corporate approach. They will offer tea, coffee and ensure that the litigant is treated well. It is only then, you will learn how to treat poor litigants better.
I am very much happy and want to see now what will you……
J Gopi: A farmer's clothes are always dirty... A mechanic's clothes are always oily. You cannot judge them by the clothes they wear. In fact, I think people should not be judges by their clothes.

J Gopi : I remember my father always wore his garage clothes... Oily ones always.. he used to wear it everywhere... Even come to my school in those clothes... He used to say 'my clothes are my identity', thus, we should not judge people by their clothes.

J Gopi: I wish the conditions improve after entry of foreign lawyers...I believe even if a single advocate treats litigants well, there will be a change...
The moment I read about foreign lawyers coming to India, I was the most happy person.


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