The Punjab and Haryana bar councils are contemplating a provision to prevent anyone over the age of 45 from entering the legal profession. Here's a blog overviewing the proposal as well as the reaction:
From what I've seen of the situation in north India, this may be a measure to limit the number of 'advocates'. The Indian court system is remarkably byzantine, with civil disputes (usually property disputes) taking 7-11 years to resolve. Much like Canada, reforms are vitally necessary.
Here's a couple of pics I took when I visited the High Courts in Ludhiana Punjab in 2005.
In this pic, the Judge is behind the mass of people standing. From what I saw, various people were thrusting pieces of paper in front of the judge who (seemingly without reading) was signing them. The security guard didn't seem to have a problem with me taking the snap:
This pic is a s nap of their 'Archive Room' and demonstrates the court's "Knowledge Management System". Bundles of paper/casees/files are placed in bags (actually just sheets of cloth). Apparently the large room is known to house snakes.
Here's a pic illustrating my earlier comment of lawyer overpopulation. These are 'advocates' in an roofed but 'open air business centre'. They notarize documents or prepare affidavits. However, from what I saw, most of their time was occupied in playing card games (look for the pink turban) or sleeping.
Public urination is also a problem in the Court House grounds. If I was the Chief Justice my first proclamation would be for security guards to beat any urinator like a rented mule. I didn't get a snap of any offender.