The Advocates Act, 1961

The Advocates Act, 1961

 

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

     

Chapter I

PRELIMINARY

1

Short title, extent and commencement

2

Definitions
      

Chapter II

BAR COUNCILS

3

State Bar Councils

4

Bar Council Of India

5

Bar Council to be body corporate

6

Functions of State Bar Councils

7

Functions of Bar Council of India

7A

Membership in International Bodies

8

Terms of office of Members of State Bar Council

8A

Constitution of Special Committee in the absence of elections

9

Disciplinary committees

9A

Constitution of Legal Aids Committee

10

Constitution of committees other than disciplinary committees

10A

Transaction of Business by Bar Councils and committees thereof

10B

Disqualification of Members of Bar Council

11

Staff or Bar Council

12

Accounts and audit

13

Vacancies in Bar Councils and Committees thereof not to invalidate action taken

14

Election of Bar Council not to be questioned on certain grounds

15

Power to make rules
      

Chapter III

ADMISSION AND ENROLMENT OF ADVOCATES

16

Senior an other advocates

17

State Bar Councils to maintain roll of advocates

18

Transfer of name from one State roll to another

19

State Bar Council to send copies of rolls of advocates to the Bar Council of India

20

Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court Advocates

21

Disputes regarding seniority

22

Certificate of enrolment

23

Right of pre-audience

24

Persons who may be admitted as advocates on a State roll

24A

Disqualification for enrolment

25

Authority to whom applications for enrolment may be made

26

Disposal of an application for admission as an Advocate

26A

Power to remove names from roll

27

Application once refused not to be entertained by another Bar Council except in certain circumstances

28

Power to make rules
      

Chapter IV

RIGHT TO PRACTICE

29

Advocates to be the only recognized class of persons entitled to practice law

30

Right of Advocates to practice

31

Omitted

32

Power of Court to permit appearances in particular cases

33

Advocates alone entitled to practice

34

Power of High Courts to make rules
        

Chapter V

CONDUCT OF ADVOCATES

35

Punishment of Advocates for misconduct

36

Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India

36A

Changes in constitution of disciplinary committees

36B

Disposal of disciplinary proceedings

37

Appeal to the Bar Council of India

38

Appeal to the Supreme Court

39

Application of sections 5 and 12 of Limitation Act, 1963

40

Stay of order

41

Alteration in roll of Advocates

42

Powers of disciplinary committee

42A

Powers of Bar Council of India and other Committees

43

Cost of proceedings before a disciplinary committee

44

Review of orders by disciplinary committee
         

Chapter VI

MISCELLANEOUS

45

Penalty for persons illegally practicing in courts and before other authorities

46

Omitted

46A

Financial Assistance to State Bar Councils

47

Reciprocity

48

Indemnity against legal proceedings

48A

Power of Revision

48AA

Review

48B

Power to give directions

49

General power of the Bar Council of India to make rules

49A

Power of Central Government to make rules

50

Repeal of certain enactments

51

Rule of construction

52

Saving
          

Chapter VII

TEMPORARY AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

53

Elections to first State Bar Council

54

Terms of office of members of first State Bar Council

55

Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected

56

Dissolution of existing Bar Council

57

Power to make rules pending the constitution of a Bar Council

58

Special provisions during the transitional period

58A

Special provision with respect to certain Advocates

58AA

Special provisions in relation to Union Territory of Pondicherry

58AB

Special provisions with respect to certain provisions enrolled by Mysore State Bar Council

58AC

Special provisions with respect to certain provisions enrolled by Uttar Pradesh State Bar Council

58AD

Special provisions with respect to certain persons migrating to India

58AE

Special provisions in relation to the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu

58AF

Special provisions in rela
tion to Jammu and Kashmir

58AG

Special provisions in relation to Articled Clerks

58B

Special provisions relating to certain disciplinary proceedings

59

Removal of difficulties

60

Power of Central Government to make rules
        
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