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Section 20 – The Advocates Act, 1961

The Advocates Act, 1961


Section.20. Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates


1[20. Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates


(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter, every advocate who is entitled as of right to practise in the Supreme Court immediately before the appointed day and whose name is not entered in any State roll may, within the prescribed time, express his intention in the prescribed form to the Bar Council of India for the entry of his name in the roll of a State Bar Council and on receipt thereof the Bar Council of India shall direct that the name of such advocate shall, without payment of any fee, be entered in the roll of that State Bar Council, and the State Bar Council concerned shall comply with such direction.


(2) Any entry in the State roll made in compliance with the direction of the Bar Council of India under sub-section (1) shall be made in the order of seniority determined in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 17.


(3) Where an advocate referred to in sub-section (1) omits or fails to express his intention within the prescribed time, his name shall be entered in the roll of the State Bar Council of Delhi].

1. Subs. by Act 60 of 1973 sec. 15 for section 20 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).



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