What happened when a former CJI appeared as a Junior Advocate in a court on his very first day after he was enrolled as advocate…

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🍁What happened when a former CJI appeared as a Junior Advocate in a court on his very first day after he was enrolled as advocate.

Though this is an unverified story, I write this to inspire Junior Advocates.

This story was heard by me about a former CJI. He is considered one of the best among former CJIs and has authored ground breaking constitutional judgements.

In the beginning, after being enrolled as advocate he had joined office of a Senior Advocate in a city civil court.

The senior gave him an adjournment application and asked him to go in court and to give adjournment application to Judge when the case may be called out.

When the case was called out, the junior advocate stood up and gave application to court.

Judge looked at application and said to Junior Advocate, “You have to put 60paise court fee stamp on this application.”

The Junior Advocate, who had yet no experience of day to day work in court, took out his purse, took out a five rupee note and hold it out to Judge !!!

Judge smiled at him and returned his application and advised him, “Go to stamp vendor sitting outside in court compound. Purchase 60paise stamp, affix it on this application and then come back with properly stamped application.”

The point in this story is, on his first day in the court, the junior advocate did not even know proper procedure of affixing stamps on application!!!

💞 The moral of the story is this that no one is born great. A person becomes great by persistent efforts and persistent learnings. It is natural for every junior advocate to make some blunders in early days. These are called “Blue Experiences”.

A junior advocate should not be discouraged by blunders he may have made in first appearances in court rooms.