Section 6 of Advocates Act 1961 - Functions of State Bar Councils



What are the Functions of State Bar Councils? Section 6 of Advocates Act, 1961

Section 6 : Functions of State Bar Councils

(1) The functions of a State Bar Council shall be

(a) to admit persons as advocates on its roll;

(b) to prepare and maintain such roll;

(c) to entertain and determine cases of misconduct against advocates on its roll;

(d) to safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates on its roll;

(dd) to promote the growth of Bar Associations for the purposes of effective implementation of the welfare schemes referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of this section and clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 7;

(e) to promote and support law reform;

(ee) to conduct seminars and organise talks on legal topics by eminent jurists and publish journals and papers of legal interest;

(eee) to organise legal aid to the poor in the prescribed manner;

(f) to manage and invest the funds of the Bar Council;

(g) to provide for the election of its members;

(gg) to visit and inspect universities in accordance with the directions given under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 7;

(h) to perform all other functions conferred on it by or under this Act;

(i) to do all other things necessary for discharging the aforesaid functions.

(2) A State Bar Council may constitute one or more funds in the prescribed manner for the purpose of

(a) giving financial assistance to organise welfare schemes for the indigent, disabled or other advocates;


(b) giving legal aid or advice in accordance with the rules made in this behalf;

(c) establishing law libraries.

(3) A State Bar Council may receive any grants, donations, gifts or benefactions for all or any of the purposes specified in sub-section (2) which shall be credited to the appropriate fund or funds constituted under that sub-section.



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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