1. (1) These Rules shall be called the Rules of the High Court Bar Association Allahabad.

(2) They shall come into force from the first day of December 1, 1957.

2. (1) The High Court Bar Association, hereinafter called ‘The Association’ shall be a society registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860), and shall consist of all those persons who have signed the memorandum of Association by or under these Rules and continue to be members.

(2) The Association shall have perpetual succession and shall sue and be sued by its name, through its Secretary or through such other person as may be authorised by these Rules.


3. The objects of the Association are:

(a) to promote the development of legal science and studies and to watch legislation for the purpose of assisting in the progress of sound legislation;

(b) to safeguard and promote the interest of the legal profession and its members in general and of the members of the Association in particular.

(c) to promote a high professional tone, standard and conduct amongst the members of the legal profession and to check unprofessional practices;

(d) to maintain a library of legal literature and of other subjects likely to be useful to the members of the Association;

(e) to provide a meeting place for the members of the Association particularly for study and discussion of law;

(f) to bring to the notice of the Bar Council, the High Count the Supreme Court or the Central or State Governments matters affecting the legal profession in general of the members of the Association in particular;

(g) to prepare and implement schemes for giving assistance to members of their families in distress circumstances;

(h) to establish and maintain a printing press for the printing and publication of the Cause list and the promotion of other objects of the association, and

(i) to do all such acts or take such steps as might be necessary for the well being of the Association, or for the fulfilment of these objects.

4. The Association shall have the following classes of members;

(a) Honorary members: being or having been a member of the legal profession who, because of distinguished achievement or service to the cause of law or the legal profession, has been admitted, by the Association as an Honorary Member.

(b) Non resident-member: being an advocate on the rolls of the Advocates of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, but not ordinarily practising in the High Court at Allahabad, who has been admitted by the Governing Council under Rule 8 as a non-resident member, or is such a member under these Rules.

(c) Ordinary member: being an Advocate on the Rolls of the Advocates of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad and practising in the High Court and who has been admitted by the Governing Council under Rule 8 as an ordinary members, or is such a member under these Rules. The Advocate-General, U.P., if he is not already a member, shall be admitted as an ordinary member.

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6. The Governing Council shall cause to be prepared and maintained a Register of members of the Association and shall for the purposes of Rule 4 classify all those who have become members under Rule 5.

7. …Admission of Members.


8. The Secretary of the Association shall place the application on the Notice Board for one week for ballot, and except in a case where 30 or more members of the Association vote against the admission of such applicant, the Governing Council shall admit the person applying as member and the applicant shall become an ordinary or non-resident member of the Association as the case may be.

Provided that when an ordinary members wishes to become a non resident member or vice versa, it shall not be necessary for his application to be proposed or seconded or for its being placed on the Notice Board.

9. …Application for Ordinary Membership

12. … Subscription by resident membership

13. …Subscription by non-resident membership

16. …Office Bearers

The Association shall have the following office bearers who shall be elected every year in the Annual General Meeting:

A President;

Five Vice-President;

A Secretary;

Three Joint Secretaries one of whom shall be in charge of Administration, a second in charge of the Library and a third in charge of the Press;

Provided it shall be open to the Secretary to re-allocate the duties of the Joint Secretaries and a Treasurer.

Governing Council

17. The affairs of the Association shall be managed and its entire business including the investment of the funds shall be conducted by and under the control of Governing Council consisting of:

(i) office bearers elected under Rule 16;

(ii) 12 other members to be elected from amongst the members of the Association in the Annual General Meeting of the Association;

(iii) The Advocate General, U.P., Ex-officio.

(iv) The Ex-Presidents of the Association, Ex-officio.

Term of Office.

18. The office bearers of the Association and the 12 other members of the Governing Council shall hold office till the election of their successor at the next annual general meeting of the Association….

Annual General Meeting

28. The annual General Meetings of the ordinary members of the Association shall be held every year on a date fixed by the Governing Council and as soon after the opening of the High Court after the summer Vacations as may be convenient.

Business at the Annual General Meetings

29. The Annual General Meetings of the Association shall:

(a) elect office bearers of the Association and other members of the Governing Council from amongst its ordinary members;


32. ‘Notice of meetings of the Association shall be given, in manner provided by Rule 33, at least 7 clear clays before the date fixed for the meeting. In case of emergency a meeting other than Annual General Meeting may be called, in like manner but at such shorter notice as may be considered sufficiently by the Secretary.


33. Notice of a meeting shall be given by fixing up a notice along with the agenda on the notice boards of the Association and by circulating it in the High Court on a working day to such members as are present or can be found, and after such fixation and circulation no meeting shall be cancelled in question on the ground of improper service or non-service of notice by any member or the insufficiency or impropriety of the time allowed or fixed by the notice.


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