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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with due care to ensure accuracy; however, BCG or its agents do not accept any responsibilities
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to notice for rectification.