Judicial Dictionary

What is Bar Association

Very object of providing ‘Bar Association’ at all level of the Courts/with affiliation/recognition extended by State Bar Council, regulating members of legal profession under Advocates’ Act, 1961 and Rules framed thereunder, initiation of various statutory Welfare Schemes under control of U.P. Bar Council and State of U.P., to arrange for ‘library’ …its members,…to promote high professional tone, standard and conduct amongst members of legal profession, to promote and develop legal science, to watch legislation for the purpose of assisting in the progress of sound legislation and to print ‘Cause List’, leave one in no doubt that it has to perform a very onerous duty to ensure healthy functioning of the ‘Apparatus’ meant for ‘justice delivery-system’, namely the Courts. Court has provided accommodation to the High Court Bar Association and Advocate Association. Court provides various other facilities- with no charges.

Court holds ‘References’ on the request of High Court Bar Association- which are Court proceedings. All this ultimately concerns the welfare of the ‘Public’ and ‘BAR is nothing but a ‘Public’ ‘functionary’. It also shows that concept of ‘Bar’ Association itself has emerged from the solemn object to ensure proper and smooth functioning of the Courts so that ‘justice’ may be dispensed with to the public at large, which is possible only when ‘BAR’ maintains a minimum desired standard both from the point of view of professional ethics and professional proficiency. ‘BAR’ in England in its formative period consisted of ‘Clergy’ which was supposed to do public service. Our ‘Gown’ owes its origin to the ‘Gown’ of a clergymen.

Court/s extend many privileges to the members of a ‘Bar’ e.g. Accommodation for Advocates-including ‘Chambers’, ‘Library’, Toilets, ‘Canteen’ maintenance of Bar-Building, supply of water, Electricity generally inside court premises, supply of cause list and Court Calendars, names of office bearers included in Official-Court-. Diary, traditionally ‘References’ made by the Bench on request of Bar-which are part of Court-Judicial record, inclusion of ‘Advocates’ in several Committees-formed by Hon’ble the Chief Justice under Rules of Court for day to day functioning of Court, elevation from BAR to BENCH, appointment of Addl. District Judges (State Higher Judicial Service), Advocate General, Standing Counsel, Government Advocates from BAR, DGCs (District Government Counsel) at District and Tahsil level, Oath Commissioners, Survey Commissioners, etc., etc. An ‘Advocate’ is an “Officer of Court”. ‘BAR’ is an essential constituent of system of Administration of Justice.


Source:- SHIV KUMAR AKELA, SRI S.S. RATHORE AND SMT. SADHNA UPADHYAYA Vs. THE REGISTRAR, SOCIETIES FIRMS AND CHITS AND OTHERS [ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT]

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