13 January 2011
Dear Anonymous you have not mentioned the reason of changing the dress code of Advocates.How ever I would like to reply you that the existing dress code has given us identitiy in society,no doubt in summer its painful,but still we are proud of the existing robs.More over now a days it is obseved in the Bar that many Advocates are coming in indiffrent dresses which does not looks decent,so we must adopt the prescribed dress code of BCI.Please go through the prescribed dress code of BCI.
FOR KIND ATTENTION OF ADVOCATES
What is the dress code for an Advocate?
The Bar Council of India Rules prescribes strict regulations as to an Advocate’s dress code. An Advocate has no choice in the matter of dress while appearing in court and may not be permitted to appear if incorrectly attired. Advocates appearing in the Supreme Court, high court, subordinate courts, tribunals or authorities must wear the dress prescribed, which must be sober and dignified. Male advocates must wear a black buttoned-up coat, Chapkan, Achkan or a black Sherwani, and white bands with advocate's gown or a black open-breasted coat, white shirt, white collar, stiff or soft, and white bands with advocate's gown. In either case long trousers (white, black striped or grey) or dhoti must be worn.
Women advocates must wear black and full or half sleeve jackets or blouses, a white collar, stiff or soft, with white bands with advocate's gown. They may wear saris or long skirts (white, or black or any mellow or subdued colour without any print or design) or flare, or Punjabi dress (Churidar Kurta or Salwar Kurta, with or without Dupatta), white or black. Wearing of an advocate's gown is optional except when appearing in the Supreme Court or in a high court. In courts other than the Supreme Court, high court, district court, sessions court or city civil court a black tie may be worn instead of bands. Certain high courts such as the Delhi High Court permit advocates not wearing a Gown during the summer months.
An advocate must appear in court, at all times, only in prescribed dress, and his / her appearance must always be presentable. An advocate must not wear bands or gown in public places other than in courts except on such ceremonial occasions and at such places as the Bar Council of India or the court may prescribe.
13 January 2011
Sanctity of the profession can be established through Dress code as we find advocates even wear the robe and stroll in open markets. Status of National flag or emblem must be assigned. through legislation.