U. U. Lalit is an Indian lawyer who was elevated to the position of Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 August 2014. In 2014, elevated to the position of Judge of the Supreme Court of India. In August 2022, the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana proposed the name of U. U. Lalit as the next CJI.Belonging to a family of lawyers, U. U. Lalit grew up watching his father, U. R. Lalit, and grandfather, Ranganath Lalit, practising law. U. R. Lalit was serving as an additional judge in the Delhi High Court when PM Indira Gandhi declared an emergency in India. At that time, U. R. Lalit boldly defied the political pressure and granted bail to under-trial prisoners packed in jails. It is assumed that U. R. Lalit was not approved by the Indira Gandhi regime as a judge of the HC. Meanwhile, U. U. Lalits grandfather, Ranganath Lalit, chaired two separate civic receptions when Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru visited Solapur, Maharashtra, the native town of the Lalit family.After enrolling as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in June 1983, he started practising in the High Court of Bombay under the senior advocate M. A. Rane.
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