Section 18 of Advocates Act 1961 - Transfer of name from one State roll to another



What is the procedure for Transfer of name from one State roll to another? Section 18 of Advocates Act, 1961

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

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section, 17 any person whose name is entered as an advocate on the roll of any State Bar Council may make an application in the prescribed form to the Bar Council of India for the transfer of his name from the roll of that State Bar Council to the roll of any other State Bar Council and, on receipt of any such application the Bar Council of India shall direct that name of such person shall without the payment of any fee, be removed from the roll of the first mentioned State Bar Council and entered in the roll of the other State Bar Council and the State Bar Councils concerned shall comply with such direction.

(Note:- Added by Act 21 of 1964, sec.10) Provided that where any such application for transfer is made by a person, against whom any disciplinary proceedings is pending or where for any other reason if appears to the Bar Council of India that the application for transfer has not been made bona fide and that the transfer should not be made, the Bar Council of India may, after giving the person making the application an opportunity of making a representation in this behalf, reject the application.


(2) For the removal of doubts it is hereby declared that where on an application made by an advocate under sub section (1) his name is transferred from the roll of one State Bar Council to that of another, he shall retain the same seniority in the latter roll to which he was entitled in the former roll.



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


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


Section 35 : Punishment of advocates for misconduct

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