A super-elite club of senior advocates dominates India's courts. How long will it rule?


Quartz reports:
An oligarchy rules India's courtrooms. It dons fancy robes and bills premium fees. Still, litigants desire it, junior lawyers suffer it, and judges respect it. It is the oligarchy of senior advocates. That oligarchy shall continue, India's supreme court recently decided. But key changes are afoot. Achieving seniority, until now, meant threading a black box. Few understood how the system worked and why. Not anymore. Now, advocates aspiring to anelevated status have an open, orderly path to it.
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