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Now, A Law Degree Is Must For Being A Legal Correspondent In Kerala

New conditions apply.

18/11/2016 4:01 PM IST | Updated 18/11/2016 4:20 PM IST
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KOCHI -- A full court meeting of the Kerala High Court has introduced new norms for accreditation of legal correspondents in the High Court.

According to the norms approved by the full court meeting of the High Court, a working journalist who desires to regularly report proceedings of the Kerala High Court must have a law degree recognised by the Bar Council of India and five years' continuous regular court reporting experience, of which at least three and a half years must be at the High Court or Supreme Court.

The High Court has also set conditions for granting temporary accreditation for journalists.

One of the conditions set for applying for temporary accreditation says that the journalist should posses a law degree recognised by the Bar Council of India constituted under the Advocates Act.

He should ordinarily have two years' continuous regular court reporting experience in a daily newspaper or international or national news agencies, immediately prior to the application for accreditation, of which at least one year must be at any High Courts in the country, it said.

The decision was taken at the meeting of the full court held on November 10.

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