In our country, admittedly, a social duty is cast upon the legal profession to show the people beckon (sic beacon) light by their conduct and actions. The poor, uneducated and exploited mass of the people need a helping hand from the legal profession, admittedly, acknowledged as a most respectable profession. No effort should be made or allowed to be made by which a litigant could be deprived of his rights, statutory as well as constitutional, by an advocate only on account of the exalted position conferred upon him under the judicial system prevalent in the country [In R.D. Saxena vs. Balram Prasad Sharma, (2000) 7 SCC 264]. Even before the incorporation in the present form, The Howrah Bar Association has been working to uphold the above said principals of advocacy.
Rules and Regulation of The Howrah Bar Association-1956
1-Name- The association shall be called “The Howrah Bar Association”
3-Objects- The object of the of the Association are as below:
(a) To provide for its members common place where all the members of the Association may gather together and have all facilities for conducting their profession.
Associate Member/Donor Member
6- Honorary Membership-
7-Life Members- Any general member who is eligible for membership as per rule 4 may be admitted as a Life Member on Payment of Rs 4000/ at a time (together with the admission fee of Rs 700/-in case of a New member)
8-Withdrawal of Membership/Cessation of Membership-
Definition of Misconduct
9(A) Effect of Misconduct –If a member is found guilty of unprofessional conduct by a Judicial Enquiry or by a Bar Council or of any offence the name of such member shall be struck off from the Membership Registrar
9(B) Code of conduct
(i) to (xi)
(C) The Executive Committee shall elect a Disciplinary Sub Committee consisting of three members who disposed of the complaints and the allegations made against any person relating to Profession.
Procedure to be Adopted
Power of the Executive Committee
10-Office-Bearers and Executive Committee
11-Library and Librarian and Staff
12-Conduct of The Staff
13-Annual General Meeting
(a) to (g)
14-Power of the Committee
15-Requisition Meeting and Procedure
In all General Meeting 40 members and in the meeting of the Executive Committee 8 members shall form the quorum of such meeting.
17-Executive Committee Meeting
18-Conduct of Meetings
20-Power of Spending Money
21-Books of the Library
There shall be a Catalogue of Books,Journals etc.
22-Use of Books and its Procedure
(A) to (G)
23-Properties of Association
24-Expression of Opinion
25-Suggestion and Complaint Book
26-Alteration of Rules
28-Annual Get Together
29-Development and Benefit Fund
Full Court Reverence
Car parking Policy
Calcutta HC slowed down the crude and barbaric attack by police to the members of Howrah Bar Association at Howrah District Court Complex on 24/04/2019