Controversial clauses
The controversy stems from the recent Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017 of the Law Commission which has recommended that persons from other professional communities should be made members of Bar Councils and a former High Court or Supreme Court judge should preside over disciplinary proceedings against lawyers facing misconduct charges.

The Bill has recommended that lawyers to pay their clients up to Rs. 5 lakh in compensation in case they skip work due to strikes or fail to appear in hearings.

(Adapted from The Hindu)