The Judicial Council (JC) on Monday endorsed a bill that will, if passed by the parliament, replace the existing Judicial Act-1991, making room for lawyers to be judges of District Courts. The bill will be sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice and finally to the parliament. Since the Interim Constitution has a provision of appointing lawyers as district judges, amendment to the Act was necessary, Minister for Law and Justice Brijesh Gupta, also a JC member, said emerging from Monday’s JC meeting. He informed that a 21-day public notice will be issued for those wishing to apply for district and appellate court judges. More at: http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/03/06/capital/jc-bill-to-augment–lawyers-career/350061.html