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ca.bhupendrashah (FCADISA)     30 July 2008


is it necesasary to file a complaint against any lawyer only before a local bar council with which he is registered as a member or

can any regional office  also accept it?


 6 Replies

Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     31 July 2008

The Bar Council of India has powers to withdraw a case from teh State Bar Council and dispose it.

36. Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India.

(1) Where on receipt of a complaint or otherwise the Bar Council of India has reason to believe that any advocate whose name is not entered on any State roll has been guilty of professional or other misconduct, it shall refer the case for disposal to its disciplinary committee.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter the disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India may, 1[either of its own motion or on a report by any State Bar Council or an application made to it by any person interested], withdraw for inquiry before itself any proceedings for disciplinary action against any advocate pending before the disciplinary committee of any State Bar Council and dispose of the same.

(3) The disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India disposing of any case under this section, shall observe, so far as may be, the procedure laid down in Section 35, the references to the Advocate-General in that section being construed as references to the Attorney-General of India.

(4) In disposing of any proceedings under this section the disciplinary committee of' the Bar Council of India may make any order which the disciplinary committee of a State Bar Council can make under sub-section (3) of Section 35, and where any proceedings have been withdrawn for inquiry before the disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India the State Bar Council concerned shall give effect to any such order.

kumar sachin (lawyer)     31 July 2008

rightly said by yedhu sir

SANJAY DIXIT (Advocate)     01 August 2008

Informative for all the lawyers. Thanks dear Prakash.

ca.bhupendrashah (FCADISA)     01 August 2008

on an average how many cases of those complaints suceed?

kumar sachin (lawyer)     02 August 2008

sorry i don;t hv the data

A.Mohamed Thaheer (ADVOCATE)     26 April 2009

It  depends upon the merits of the complaint and nothing  else.

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