Advocates Act,1961


Act No : 25

Section : Functions of State Bar Councils.

6. Functions of State Bar Councils.- (1) The functions of a State Bar Council shall be-- (a) to admit persons as advocates on its roll; (b) to prepare and maintain such roll; (c) to entertain and determine cases of misconduct against advocates on its roll; (d) to safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates on its roll; 1*[(dd) to promote the growth of Bar Associations for the purposes of effective implementation of the welfare schemes referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of this section and clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 7;] (e) to promote and support law reform; 2*[(ee) to conduct seminars and organise talks on legal topics by eminent jurists and publish journals and papers of legal interest; (eee) to organise legal aid to the poor in the prescribed manner;] (f) to manage and invest the funds of the Bar Council; (g) to provide for the election of its members; 1*[(gg) to visit and inspect Universities in accordance with the directions given under clause (i) of sub- section (1) of section 7;] (h) to perform all other functions conferred on it by or under this Act; (i) to do all other things necessary for discharging the aforesaid functions. 3*[(2) A State Bar Council may constitute one or more funds in the prescribed manner for the purpose of-- (a) giving financial assistance to organise welfare schemes for the indigent, disabled or other advocates; (b) giving legal aid or advice in accordance with the rules made in this behalf; 1*[(c) establishing law libraries.] (3) A State Bar Council may receive any grants, donations, gifts or benefactions for all or any of the purposes specified in sub- section (2) which shall be credited to the appropriate fund or funds constituted under that sub-section.]


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