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Section 16 of Advocates Act 1961 - Senior and other advocates

 

 

What are the rules regarding Senior and other advocates? Section 16 of Advocates Act, 1961

Section 16 : Senior and other advocates

(1) there shall be two classes of advocates, namely, senior advocates and other advocates.

(2) An advocate may, with his consent, be designated as senior advocate if the Supreme Court or a High Court is of opinion that by virtue of his ability [standing at the Bar or special knowledge or experience in law] he is deserving of such distinction.

(3) Senior advocates, shall in the matter of their practice, be subject to such restrictions as the Bar Council of India may, in the interest of the legal profession, prescribe.

 

(4) An advocate of the Supreme Court who was senior advocate of that Court immediately before the appointed day shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be a senior advocate ;

(Note:- Added by Act 21 of 1964, sec.8) Provided that where any such senior advocate makes an application before the 31st December, 1965, to the Bar council maintaining the roll in which his name has been entered that he does not desire to continue as a senior advocate, the Bar Council may grant the application and the roll shall be altered accordingly

 

ADVOCATES ACT 1961

Section 16 : Senior and other advocates

Section 17 : State Bar Councils to maintain roll of advocates

Section 18 : Transfer of name from one State roll to another

Section 19 : State Bar Councils to send copies of rolls of advocates to the Bar Council of India

Section 20 : Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates

 

 

Section 21 : Disputes regarding seniority

Section 22 : Certificate of enrolment

Section 23 : Right of pre-audience

Section 24 : Persons who may be admitted as advocates on a State roll

Section 24A : Disqualification for enrolment

Section 25 : Authority to whom applications for enrolment may be made

 

 

Section 26 : Disposal of an application for admission as an advocate

Section 26A : Power to remove names from roll

Section 27 : Application once refused not to be entertained by another Bar Council except in certain circumstances

Section 28 : Power to make rules

CHAPTER IV
RIGHT TO PRACTICE

Section 29 : Advocates to be the only recognized class of persons entitled to practice law

Section 30 : Right of advocates to practice

 

 

Section 31 - Special Power of Attorney (Repealed)

Section 32 : Power of court to permit appearances in particular cases

Section 33 : Advocates alone entitled to practice

Section 34 : Power of High Courts to make rules

CHAPTER V
CONDUCT OF ADVOCATES

Section 35 : Punishment of advocates for misconduct

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