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Section 56 – The Advocates Act, 1961

The Advocates Act, 1961


Section.56. Dissolution of existing Bar Council.


(1) On the constitution under this Act of a State Bar Council other than the Bar Council of Delhi hereinafter referred to as the new Bar Council:


(a) All properties and assets vesting in the corresponding Bar Council shall vest in the new Bar Council;


(b) All rights, liabilities, and obligations of the corresponding Bar Council whether arising out of any contract or otherwise, shall be the rights, liabilities and obligations respectively of this new Bar Council;


(c) All proceedings pending before the corresponding Bar Council in respect of any disciplinary matter or otherwise shall stand transferred to the new Bar Council.



(2) In this section, ‘corresponding Bar Council’ in relation to a State Bar Council, other than the Bar Council of Delhi, means the Bar Council for the High Court in the territory for which the State Bar Council is constituted under this Act.

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