160 lawyers were enrolled in the Bar Council on Sunday

The Kerala Bar Council has set up a three-member panel headed by advocate N. Nagaresh to look into recent instances of lawyers interacting with the media, especially the visual media, and lay down a code of conduct.

The panel was formed after recent instances in which lawyers spoke to the media in ways that impinged on the client-advocate relationship and appeared to influence the course of cases in the courts, Bar Council sources said on Sunday.

A few media interactions bordered on misconduct, and the fraternity of lawyers expressed apprehensions about these developments, they said.

The Bar Council also suo moto decided to seek an explanation from a couple of lawyers whose interactions with the media vexed the lawyers’ community.

Meanwhile, 160 lawyers were enrolled in the Bar Council on Sunday.

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