Advocates Act, 1961

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An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to legal practitioners and to provide for the constitution of Bar Councils and an All-India Bar.

Sections

  • Section 1: Short title, extent and commencement
  • Section 2: Definitions
  • Section 3: State Bar Councils
  • Section 4: Bar Council of India
  • Section 5: Bar Council to be body corporate
  • Section 6: Functions of State Bar Councils
  • Section 7: Functions of Bar Council of India
  • Section 8: Term of office of members of State Bar Council
  • Section 9: Disciplinary committees
  • Section 10: Disqualification of members of Bar Council
  • Section 11: Staff of Bar Council
  • Section 12: Accounts and Audit
  • Section 13: Vacancies in Bar Council and committees thereof not to invalidate action taken
  • Section 14: Election to Bar Councils not to be questioned on certain grounds
  • Section 15: Power to make rules
  • Section 16: Senior and other advocates
  • Section 17: State Bar Councils to maintain roll of advocates
  • Section 18: Transfer of name from one State roll to another
  • Section 19: State Bar Councils to send copies of rolls of advocates to the Bar Council of India.
  • Section 20: Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates
  • Section 21: Disputes regarding seniority
  • Section 22: Certificate of enrolment
  • Section 23: Right of prelaudience
  • Section 24: Persons who may be admitted as advocates on a State roll
  • Section 25: Authority to whom applications for enrolment may be made
  • Section 26: Disposal of applications for admission as an advocate
  • Section 27: Application once refused not to be entertained by another Bar Council except in certain circumstances
  • Section 28: Power to make rules
  • Section 29: Advocates to be the only recognised class of persons entitled to practise law
  • Section 30: Right of advocates to practise
  • Section 31: Repealed
  • Section 32: Power of court to permit appearances in particular cases
  • Section 33: Advocates alone entitled to practise
  • Section 34: Power of High Courts to make rules
  • Section 35: Punishment of advocates for misconduct
  • Section 36: Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India
  • Section 37: Appeal to the Bar Council of India
  • Section 38: Appeal to the Supreme Court
  • Section 39: Application of sections 5 and 12 of Limitation Act, 1963
  • Section 40: Stay of order
  • Section 41: Alteration in roll of advocates
  • Section 42: Powers of disciplinary committee
  • Section 43: Cost of proceedings before a disciplinary committees
  • Section 44: Review of orders by disciplinary committee
  • Section 45: Penalty for persons illegally practising in courts and before other authorities
  • Section 46:
  • Section 46A: Financial assistance to State Bar Council
  • Section 47: Reciprocity
  • Section 48: Indemnity against legal proceedings
  • Section 49: General power of the Bar Council of India to make rules
  • Section 50: Repeal of certain enactments
  • Section 51: Rule of construction
  • Section 52: Saving
  • Section 53: Elections to first State Bar Council
  • Section 54: Term of office of members of first State Bar Councils
  • Section 55: Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected
  • Section 56: Dissolution of existing Bar Councils
  • Section 57: Power to make rules pending the constitution of a Bar Council
  • Section 58: Special provisions during the transitional period
  • Section 59: Removal of difficulties
  • Section 60: Power of Central Government to make rules

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