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Section 23 of Advocates Act 1961 - Certificate of enrolment

 

 

What is Right of pre-audience? Section 23 of Advocates Act, 1961

Section 23 : Right of pre-audience

(1) The Attorney-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2), the Additional Solicitor: General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(3A) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3), the second Additional Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

 

(4) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2), (3) and (3A), the Advocate General of any State shall have pre-audience over all other advocates, and the right of pre-audience among Advocates-General inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority.

(5) Subject as aforesaid:

(i) senior advocates shall have pre-audience over other advocates; and

(ii) the right of pre-audience over senior advocates inter se and other advocates inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority.

 

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Section 31 - Special Power of Attorney (Repealed)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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