Section 2 of Advocates Act 1961 - Definitions

 What are the Definitions? Section 2 of Advocates Act, 1961

Section 2 : Definitions

(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "advocate" means an advocate entered in any roll under the provisions of this Act:

(b) "appointed day", in relation to any provision of this Act, means the day on which that provision comes into force;

(c) [Omitted by Act 107 of 1976, w.e.f 15-10-1976]

(d) "Bar Council" means a Bar Council constituted under this Act;

(e) "Bar Council of India" means the Bar Council constituted under section 4 for the territories to which this Act extends;

(f) [Omitted by Act 60 of1973, w.e.f 31-1-1974]

(g) "High Court", except in sub-section (1) and sub-section (lA) of section 34 and in sections 42 and 43, does not include a court of the Judicial Commissioner, and, in relation to a State Bar Council, means:

(i) in the case of a Bar Council constituted for a State or for a State and one or more Union Territories, the High Court for the State;

(ii) in the case of the Bar Council constituted for Delhi, the High Court of Delhi;

(h) "law graduate" means a person who has obtained a bachelor's degree in law from any university established by law in India;

(i) "legal practitioner" means an advocate or vakil of any High Court, a pleader mukhtar or revenue agent;

(j) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(k) "roll" means a roll of advocates prepared and maintained under this Act;


(l) "State" does not include a Union Territory;

(m) "State Bar Council" means a Bar Council constituted under section 3;

(n) "State roll" means a roll of advocates prepared and maintained by a State Bar Council under section 17.

(2) Any reference in this Act to a law which is not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, shall, in relation to that State r that territory, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State or that Territory, as the case may be.



Section 2 : Definitions


Section 3 : State Bar Councils

Section 4 : Bar Council of India

Section 5 : Bar Council to be body corporate



Section 6 : Functions of State Bar Councils

Section 7 : Functions of Bar Council of India

Section 7A : Membership in international bodies

Section 8 : Term of office of Members of State Bar Council

Section 8A : Constitution of Special Committee in the absence of election


Section 9 : Disciplinary Committees

Section 9A : Constitution of legal aid Committees

Section 10 : Constitution of committees other than disciplinary committees

Section 10A : Transaction of business by Bar Councils and committees thereof

Section 10B : Disqualification of members of Bar Council



Section 11 : Staff of Bar Council

Section 12 : Accounts and audit

Section 13 : Vacancies in Bar Councils and Committees thereof not to invalidate action taken

Section 14 : Election to Bar Councils not to be questioned on certain grounds

Section 15 : Power to make rules

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