• To admit persons as advocates on its roll;
• To prepare and maintain such roll;
• To entertain and determine cases of misconduct against advocates
on its roll;
• To safeguard the rights, privileges and interest of advocates
on its roll;
• To promote the growth of Bar Associations
for the purposes of effective implementation
of the welfare schemes referred to in clause (a) of subsection
(2) of this section clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section
• To promote and support law reform;
• To conduct seminars and organize
talks on legal topics by eminent jurists and publish
journals and paper of legal interest;
organize legal aid to the poor in the prescribed manner;
• To manage and invest the funds of the Bar Council;
• To provide for the election of its members;
• To visit and inspect Universities
in accordance with the directions given under clause
(i) of sub-section (1) of section 7;
• To perform all other functions conferred on it by or under
• To do all other things necessary for discharging the aforesaid
• A State Bar Council may constitute one or more funds in
the prescribed manner for the purpose of –
• Giving financial assistance to
organize welfare schemes for the indigent, disabled
or other advocates;
• Giving legal aid or advice
in accordance with the rules made in this behalf;
Establishing law libraries.
• A State Bar Council may receive any grants, donations, gifts
or benefactions for all or nay of the purposes specified in sub-section
(2) which shall be credited to the appropriate fund or funds constituted
under that sub-section.
• Where on receipt of a complaint or otherwise a State Bar
Council has reason to believe that any advocate on its roll has
been guilty of professional or other misconduct, it shall refer
the case for disposal to its disciplinary committee.
4[(1A) The State Bar Council may, either of its own motion or
on application made to it by any person interested, withdraw a
proceeding pending before its disciplinary committee and direct
the inquiry to be made by any other disciplinary committee of
that State Bar Council.]
• The disciplinary committee of a State Bar Council 1[* *
*] shall fix a date for the hearing of the case and shall cause
a notice thereof to be given to the advocate concerned and to
the Advocate-General of the State.
• dismiss the complaint
or, where the proceedings were initiated at the instance of
the State Bar Council, direct that the proceedings be filed;
• suspend the advocate
from practice for such period as it may deem fit;
• remove the name
of the advocate from the State roll of advocates.
• Where an advocate is suspended from practice under clause
(c) of sub-section (3), he shall, during the period of suspension,
be debarred from practicing in any court or before any authority
or person in India
• Where any notice is issued to the Advocate-General under
sub-section (2), the Advocate-General may appear before the disciplinary
committee of the State Bar Council either in person or through
any advocate appearing on his behalf.
• 2[Explanation.-In this section, 3[section 37 and section
38], the expressions "Advocate-General" and Advocate-General of
the State" shall, in relation to the Union territory of Delhi,
mean the Additional Solicitor General of India.]
1. Certain words omitted by Act
60 of 1973, sec. 24 (w.e.f 31-1-1974)
2. Ins. by Act 21 of 1964, sec.
3. Ins. by Act 60 of 1973, sec.
24 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).
4. Sub-section (1A) ins. by Act
60 of 1973, sec. 24 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).