European Parliament resolution on the legal professions -2006

lawyers shall be entitled to form and join self-governing professional associations to represent their interests, promote their continuing education and training and protect their professional integrity. The executive body of the professional associations shall be elected by its members and shall exercise its functions without external interference

Barrister’s World and The Nature of Law

The printed word has held lawyers and legal academics in its spell for too long. Mostly, when we think about "law" or "Law", we think of it as a body of clear printed texts which open themselves up to close textual analysis and which then "tell us" what to do. Yet the printed word has blinded us to the fact that much of what happens in law is not textual at all: it is to do with advocacy and persuasion. This blindness has been particularly apparent as it relates to what solicitors and barristers actually do: the research in this area is minute. If only one percent of the time spent in textual analysis had been spent on analysing law in practice, we would have a completely different view of the nature of law

Advocate-Suspension from practice

An Advocate who is found guilty of contempt of Court may also, as already noticed, be guilty of professional misconduct in a given case but it is for the Bar Council of the State or Bar Council of India to punish that Advocate by either debarring him from practice or SUSPENDING his licence, as may be warranted, in the facts and circumstances of each case.

Independence of lawyers and guarantees for their functioning

In order for legal assistance to be effective, it must be carried out independently. This is recognised in the preface to the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (UN Basic Principles), which states that “adequate protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all persons are entitled, be they economic, social and cultural, or civil and political, requires that all persons have effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession”

Reepak Kansal Vs. Secretary-General, Supreme Court of India & Ors 06/07/2020

Advocates are treated with respect in society. People repose immense faith in the judiciary and judicial system and the first person who deals with them is a lawyer. Litigants repose faith in a lawyer and share with them privileged information. They put their signatures wherever asked by a Lawyer. An advocate is supposed to protect their rights and to ensure that untainted justice delivered to his cause

Code of Law Practice – Saudi Arabia

As herein used, the phrase “law practice” shall mean representation of third parties before courts of law, the Board of Grievances, and other committees as may be set up pursuant to laws, decrees and decisions to consider the cases falling within their respective jurisdictions. It shall also mean rendering consultancy services based on the principles of Shari'ah and the rule of law.

State of U.P. and another Vs Johri Mal-21/04/2004

The age old tradition on the part of the States in appointing the District Government counsel on the basis of the recommendations of the District Collector in consultation with the District Judge is based on certain principles. Whereas the District Judge is supposed to know the merit, competence and capability of the concerned lawyers for discharging their duties, the District Magistrate is supposed to know their conduct outside the Court vis-a-vis the victims of offences, public officers, witnesses etc. The District Magistrate is also supposed to know about the conduct of the Government counsel as also their integrity.

Kumari Shrilekha Vidyarthi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh and others-20/09/1990

This was done in spite of the clear provisions in the L. R. Manual laying down detailed procedure for appointment, termination and renewal of tenure and the requirement to first consider the existing incumbent for renewal of his tenure and to take steps for a fresh appointment in his place only if the existing incumbent is not found suitable in comparison to more suitable persons available for appointment at the time of renewal

State of U.P. and Ors. etc. v. U.P. State Law Officers Association and Ors. etc- 25/01/1994

The appointment of lawyers by the Government and the public bodies to conduct work on their behalf, and their subsequent removal from such appointment have to be examined from three different angles viz., the nature of the legal profession, the interests of the public and the modes of the appointment and removal.

Verification of advocates under the Bar Council of India Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules, 2015

Such lawyers were practicing either with the fake law degree or without any degree at all. The process of verification is not yet complete and the so-called bogus lawyers could be identified only by scrutiny. Apprehension has been raised that the alleged bogus lawyers could have succeeded in making entry in the judiciary, government services and some of them could have been appointed as Government pleaders, Law Officers, etc. Such persons might have succeeded in mission by impersonation and entering into criminal conspiracy.

Police brutality on Tis Hazari lawyers: HC orders FIR, CBI assisted inquiry, suspension of police and Ex-gratia compensation

The bench said Justice Garg will be assisted by directors of CBI, Vigilance and Intelligence Bureau or any other senior officers appointed by them. The court also directed to register FIR and statements of the victims u/s 161 to be recorded. Further directed ex-gratia compensation to three lawyers for Rs 50 thousand, Rs 25 thousand and Rs 10 thousand. The court also directed the police chief to ensure that no coercive is taken against lawyers.