Meaning of vakalatnama

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25 November 2011

What is meant by Vakalatnama, what is the English version of this term, and what is the purpose and procedure of filing vakalatnama? If an advocate file a vakalatnama, can his junior plead the case, or vice-versa?

Rajeev Kumar (Expert)
25 November 2011

Vakalatnama is the urdu term which means the a person gives power to an advocate of his choice to plead and argue his case on his behalf. The procedure for filing vakalatnama is the person signed on it and the names of advocates appear on it. Yes his junior can also plead the case or vice versa

Shonee Kapoor (Expert)
25 November 2011

Agreed with Rajeev.


Shonee Kapoor

prabhakar singh (Expert)
25 November 2011

Yes!Expert Rajeev Kumar is right.

Shailesh Kr. Shah (Expert)
25 November 2011

I learned from Mr. Rajeev. Thanks!

raj kumar makkad (Expert)
25 November 2011

I also do agree with advice.

M/s. Y-not legal services (Expert)
27 November 2011

am also agree with rajeev sir.

M V Gupta (Expert)
28 November 2011

Mitra's Judicial Dictionary gives the meaning of Vakalatnama as "An authority in writing by litigant to his Lawyer." The other implications are as explained by Mr. Rajiv Kumar.

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