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Advocates Act, 1961

Advocate Act, 1961 specifies the rules governing advocates, vakils, lawyers enrolled in the bar. It also covers the rules regarding the bar council of both the center and the states, its functions, and the constitution, read more about it at easyadvocacy.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement. Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section -2. Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section - 3. State Bar Councils Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section -4. Bar Council of India Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section -5. Bar Council to be body corporate. Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section -6. Functions of State Bar Councils. Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section -7. Functions of Bar Council of India. Chapter 1
Section- 7 A Section - 7 A. Membership in international bodies. Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section -8. Term of office of members of State Bar Council. Chapter 1
Section- 8 A Section -8 A. Constitution of Special Committee in the absence of election Chapter 1
Section- 9 A Section - 9 A. Constitution of legal aid committees. Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section -10. Constitution of committees other than disciplinary committees. Chapter 1
Section- 10 A Section - 10 A. Transaction of business by Bar Councils and committees thereof Chapter 1
Section- 10 B Section -10 B. Disqualification of members of Bar Council. Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section -11. Staff of Bar Council Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section -12. Accounts and Audit. Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section -13. Vacancies in Bar Council and committees thereof not to invalidate action taken Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section -14. Election to Bar Councils not to be questioned on certain grounds Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section -15. Power to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section -16. Senior and other advocates. Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section - 17. State Bar Councils to maintain roll of advocates. Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section -18. Transfer of name from one State roll to another.― Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section -19. State Bar Councils to send copies of rolls of advocates to the Bar Council of India Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section -20. Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section -21. Disputes regarding seniority Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section -22. Certificate of enrolment Chapter 1
Section- 23 Sector -23. Right of pre-audience. Chapter 1
Section- 24 Sector -24. Persons who may be admitted as advocates on a State roll Chapter 1
Section- 24 A Section - 24 A. Disqualification for enrolment. Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section -25. Authority to whom applications for enrolment may be made Chapter 1
Section- 26 Sector -26. Disposal of applications for admission as an advocate Chapter 1
Section- 26 A Section -26 A. Power to remove names from roll Chapter 1
Section- 27 Sector -27. Application once refused not to be entertained by another Bar Council except in certain circumstances. Chapter 1
Section- 28 Sector -28. Power to make rules. Chapter 1
Section- 29 Sector -29. Advocates to be the only recognised class of persons entitled to practise law Chapter 1
Section- 30 Sector - 30. Right of advocates to practise Chapter 1
Section- 31 Sector -31. Amendment Chapter 1
Section- 32 Sector - 32. Power of court to permit appearances in particular cases. Chapter 1
Section- 33 Sector -33. Advocates alone entitled to practise Chapter 1
Section- 34 Sector -34. Power of High Courts to make rules. Chapter 1
Section- 35 Sector -35. Punishment of advocates for misconduct. Chapter 1
Section- 36 Sector - 36. Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India. Chapter 1
Section- 36 A Sector - 36 A. Changes in constitution of disciplinary committees. Chapter 1
Section- 36 B Sector - 36 B. Disposal of disciplinary proceedings. Chapter 1
Section- 37 Sector -37. Appeal to the Bar Council of India. Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section - 38, Appeal to the Supreme Court. Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section - 39. Application of sections 5 and 12 of Limitation Act, 1963. Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section - 40. Stay of order Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section - 41. Alteration in roll of advocates Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section -42. Powers of disciplinary committee Chapter 1
Section- 42 A Section 42 A. Powers of Bar Council of India and other committees. Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section - 43. Cost of proceedings before a disciplinary committees Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section -44. Review of orders by disciplinary committee Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section - 45. Penalty for persons illegally practising in courts and before other authorities Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section - 46. Omitted Chapter 1
Section- 46 A Section - 46 A. Financial assistance to State Bar Council. Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section - 47. Reciprocity Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section - 48. Indemnity against legal proceedings. Chapter 1
Section- 48 A Section 48 A. Power of revision Chapter 1
Section- 48 AA Section - 48AA. Review Chapter 1
Section- 48 B Section - 48 B. Power to give directions. Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section - 49. General power of the Bar Council of India to make rules. Chapter 1
Section- 49 A Section - 49 A. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section -50. Repeal of certain enactments Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section -51. Rule of construction Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section -52. Saving Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section -53. Elections to first State Bar Council. Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section - 54. Term of office of members of first State Bar Councils. Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section -55. Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected. Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section - 56. Dissolution of existing Bar Councils Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section -57. Power to make rules pending the constitution of a Bar Council Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section - 58. Special provisions during the transitional period. Chapter 1
Section- 58 A Section - 58 A. Special provisions with respect to certain advocates Chapter 1
Section- 58 AA Section 58 AA. Special provisions in relation to the Union territory of Pondicherry Chapter 1
Section- 58 AB Section - 58 AB. Special provisions with respect to certain persons enrolled by Mysore State Bar Council.- Chapter 1
Section- 58 AC Sector - 58 AC. Special provisions with respect to certain persons enrolled by Uttar Pradesh State Bar Council. Chapter 1
Section- 58 AD. Sector - 58 AD. Special provisions with respect to certain persons migrating to India Chapter 1
Section- 58 AE Section - 58 AE. Special provisions in relation to the Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu Chapter 1
Section- 58 AF Section - 58 AF. Special provisions in relation to Jammu and Kashmir. Chapter 1
Section- 58 AG Section - 58 AG. Special provisions in relation to articled clerks Chapter 1
Section- 58 B Sector - 58 B. Special provision relating to certain disciplinary proceedings Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section - 59. Removal of difficulties Chapter 1
Section- 60 Sector - 60. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section - 9. Disciplinary Committees Chapter 1

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