Bar Council of Telangana

Bar Council of Telangana is the regulatory and statutorily representative body for lawyers practicing law in Telangana state. It was constituted as per the mandatory requirement as per Advocates Act, 1961 and Bar Council of India. In March 1953, the 'All India Bar Committee', headed by S. R. Das, submitted a report which proposed bar council creation for each state and an all-India bar council as an apex body. Members of Bar Council are elected from among members enrolled and practicing as lawyers in the state of Telangana and they represent the state in Bar Council of India meetings. Bar Council of a place designs standards of professional conduct to be followed by members, and designs etiquettes and has power to enforce disciplinary guidelines over the members of bar council.

Bar Council of Telangana
Statutory body overview
Formed1961; 61 years ago (1961)
Headquarters9F9C+CH3, High Court, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500066
Statutory body executives
  • SRI NARASIMHA REDDY A., Chairman
  • SRI SUNIL GOUD K., Vice Chairman
Websitehttps://www.telanganabarcouncil.org/

HistoryEdit

Bar Council of Telangana was formed as per the requirement of Section 3 of Advocates Act, 1961[1] which mandates for each state of India to have its Bar Council. Accordingly in July 2018, the Bar Council for the state of Telangana was formed.[2][3] As per the guidelines the legal profession in India and the standards of legal education would be regulated by All India Bar Council . The Law Commission of India was assigned the job of assembling a report on judicial administration reforms.

In July 2021, the state Bar Council along with Bar Councils of other Southern states of India had requested the Vice-President Mr Venkaiah Naidu and Supreme Court Chief Justice Hon. N. V. Ramana for the setting up of separate bench for Southern India.[4][5]

FunctionsEdit

Section 7 of the Advocates Act, 1961 lays down the Bar Council’s regulatory and representative mandate.[2] The functions of the Bar Council are to:[6]

  1. Facilitating the election with rules for members to get elected and manage the Bar Council.
  2. Designing the professional behaviours and code to be followed by advocates who are its members.[7][8]
  3. Lay down guidelines for disciplinary committees and other committees formed by it.
  4. Supporting with financial aid in case of need.[9]
  5. Protecting the advocate members rights, benefits and safeguarding their interests.[10][11]
  6. Designing,Promoting and supporting law reform as per changing circumstances.
  7. Handle and resolve other issues or any matter placed before it by its members in adhoc situations.[12][13]
  8. Designing and promoting legal education in countries and states.
  9. Design and organise seminars on wide legal topics in the interest of members by reputed jurists and publishing them in journals and magazines of legal circles and other sources of media.
  10. Facilitating legal aid to those who cant afford it.
  11. Ensuring that guidelines laid in various legal forums are followed by members.

ConstitutionEdit

The council elects its own Chairman and Vice-Chairman for a period of two years from amongst its members.[14] Assisted by the various committees of the Council, the chairman acts as the chief executive and director of the Council. Voting rights in elections are available only for advocates having a Certificate of Practice. Till year 2018, there were around enrolled as members of the State Bar Council. As per the Advocates Act, the state bar council should have 25 members in case the members on roll exceeds 10000, the same has been followed by Andhra Pradesh Bar Council.[6]

Enrollment of advocatesEdit

Graduates having a law degree from recognised universities permitted to impart legal education are admitted as advocates in Telangana state Bar Council.[15] Law graduates can enroll online for Telangana Bar Council. The Advocates Act, 1961 empowers state bar councils to frame their own rules regarding enrollment of advocates. The enrollment committee formed by Councils will scrutinise a prospective member's application. Enrolled advocates of any bar council in state are considered as eligible to write the All India Bar Examination conducted by the Bar Council of India. After clearing the exam, he is certified by the Bar Council of India and issued 'Certificate of Enrolment', which facilitates him to practice the profession of law in any High Court based in India and lower courts of the country, as an advocate. Advocates are required to qualify in the exam known as "Supreme Court Advocate on Record Examination" which is conducted by the Supreme Court exclusively to practice in the Supreme Court of Country.

See alsoEdit

Bar Council of India

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home". Bar Council. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b Ishaqui, S. A. (21 May 2018). "Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to have new Bar Councils in July". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Telangana to get separate bar council soon". Newsd.in. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Plea to set up SC bench in south". The Hindu. 26 July 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  5. ^ Mutha, Sagar Kumar (25 January 2021). "Bar councils of five states call for an SC bench in south India | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Welcome to Bar Council of India". 103.25.172.19. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  7. ^ Mathur New, Aneesha. "Supreme Court comes to the rescue of 2 judge hopefuls". India Today. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Appointment Of HC Judges Is Made After Considering Seniority, Merit: SC". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  9. ^ Mutha, Sagar Kumar (18 May 2021). "Telangana Bar Council says advocates are suffering, seeks Rs 25 crore as immediate assistance | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Allow lawyers at revenue tribunals: Bar council to CM | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 February 2021. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Row over transfer of senior Telangana HC judge: State Bar Council flays 'unjust' move". The News Minute. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Telangana Bar Council urges Governor to hold a meeting of the two chief ministers". Business Standard India. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  13. ^ Kumar Mutha, Sagar (28 July 2021). "Telangana HC seeks bar council view on reopening courts | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  14. ^ Suryam, Areeb Uddin Ahmed, Shagun (21 July 2021). "Men's clubs that decide for everybody? Only 2.04% of State Bar Council representatives across India are women". Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Any procedure in place for online enrollment of law grads, Delhi HC asks Bar Council of Delhi". Hindustan Times. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2021.

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