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The Bar Council of Gujarat is the autonomous statutory body constituted under Advocates Act, 1961 with and having wide varied powers, functions and duties. The Bar Council of Gujarat is required to discharge statutory duties under the Advocates Act, 1961 Gujarat Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 1991, Bar Council of India Statutory Rules 40 to 44A and other Rules.
The Advocates Act, 1961 (provisions of the Chapters I, II and VII) came into force with effect from August 16, 1961 and first elected body of the Bar Council of Gujarat came into existence on December 16, 1961. At that time there were 1184 advocates on the Roll of the State Bar Council, whereas, at present there are 59000 Advocates on its Roll.
In the year 1961, the Bar Council of Gujarat was provided with accommodation in old High Court Building itself.  In new building of High Court at Sola only 644 sq. ft. of space is provided for the office of the Bar Council of Gujarat. BCG has purchased approx. 6000 sq. ft. area on 3rd Floor, in Block – A of Satyamev Complex, Opp: High Court of Gujarat at Sola, Ahmedabad. Now, BCG is having its own latest premises which was inaugurated in February 2003 by Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.B. Shah, the then Judge of Supreme Court of India and equipped with latest technologies. BCG is publishing Gujarat Law Herald (GLH) the law journal, monthly periodical, which is a pioneer law periodical publishing head notes in Gujarati language at most affordable cost. BCG has also come out with GLHEL - electronic data software of GLH in association with private party for providing electronic data – soft data of legal material. BCG has come out with various Advocates Welfare Schemes.

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