For young Lawyers: Address Lady Judges also as "My Lords" or "Your Ladyships" only. Do not address them as "Your Ladyships"


Recently, I heard this in one court room of Supreme Court.
A young lady advocate, hardly of an experience of one year at Bar, was arguing a matter involving a couple of crores of rupees.
One Judge on Bench was a Lady Judge.
She was obviously irritated because the lady advocate was again and again addressing her as “Your Ladyships”
Finally, the Lady Judge asked her, “Don’t you know that in General Clauses Act, word “Your Lordships” include lady judges also?”
Haresh Raichura
(Overheard in Court of Hon’ble Justice Ms Gyan Sudha Misra on 8/3/2013)

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