The SCLWT started about two years back with an endowment of Rs. 1crore by a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, in order to improve the state of the members of the Supreme Court Bar. It also includes helping members who need financial help for medical treatment or providing stipend to indigent lawyers etc.
The SCLWT invites applications from candidates who satisfy the following requirements:
i) Lawyers enrolled with any State Bar Council in India;
ii) Having completed a minimum of 2 years, and a maximum of 6 years practice in the courts of India;
iii) Such practice will not include non-litigation practice with law firms/individuals, judicial clerkships and teaching assignments;
iv) The candidates must be prepared to commit themselves to a minimum period of 2 years' practice at the Supreme Court of India;
Each Fellow will be given Rs. 25,000 as a monthly stipend over a period of 3 years while practicing in the Supreme Court and a one-time subscription to SCCOnline® which will be registered in the name of the candidate. However, this Rs. 25000 will be in addition to whatever else the Fellows are earning, and this stipend is meant to take care of their living expenses for the initial three years.
Once all the applicants submit their resumes along with the essay, a panel of Trustees will shortlist 15 candidates among the applicants for the final round of interviews. The Chairperson of the Trust, Justice J.S. Verma and few other Trustees will hold the final round of interviews in the first week of September, 2012.
The two selected candidates will be awarded the LWA fellowship, which will be with effect from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015.
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