Arenowned personality in the legal fraternity, Justice R.C. Lahoti has a rich experience of over 40 years in the field of law and justice. His journey in the legal fraternity started in 1960 when he joined the profession in District Guna. His continued dedication and sincerity towards law and justice earned him the prestigious role of Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India on 1st June 2004, a responsibility that he undertook for over a year till 31st October 2005. During his career span, Justice Lahoti was conferred with many significant honours.
Apart from his regular responsibilities, Justice Lahoti has participated in several international conferences and seminars related to law and justice.
He was also a member of Fourth Indo-US Legal Forum Meet held in Washington and San Francisco in October 2002. He had participated in the Worldwide Common Law Judiciary Conference of Chief Justices in Washington, U.S.A. in 2005; the 8th SAARCLAW Conference held in Paro, Bhutan (June 2005); and 14th Commonwealth Law Conference in London in September 2005.
Since 2013, Justice Lahoti has been serving as the Chairman of National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare, appointed by Government of India. Justice Lahoti has immense interest in legal
aid services and Alternate Dispute Resolution Systems and Human Rights awareness programmes. He has been keenly interested in educational reforms and propagating Indian cultural values and traditions.
An eminent personality and one of the most respected Judges of the country, Justice Deepak Verma has over 40 years of experience in the field of law and justice. During his career span as an
advocate (1972 – 1994), he conducted and argued for a variety of cases including those involving Constitutional Law, family disputes, Arbitration Law and Service Law, Commercial cases including those arising out of contracts. During his tenure from 1994-2009 as the Judge of the High Courts of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan and Supreme Court of India (2009-2012), Justice Verma delivered judgments on cases pertaining to Corporate Law, Contract Law, Constitutional Law, Excise and Customs, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Income Tax, Corporation Tax and Environmental Law.
Justice Verma retired from his tenure on 27th August 2012. Continuing
his stint with law and order, he presently works as a freelancer and provides legal consultation, opinion, advice and arbitration pertaining to domestic, national and international matters. Justice Verma is a member of Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi and empanelled Arbitrator of Delhi International Arbitration Centre, Karnataka Arbitration Centre, Bangalore, ICADR, New Delhi.
He is also appointed as Welfare Commissioner of Bhopal Gas Victims to disburse the amount of compensation to the victims of Bhopal tragedy.