About the Bar

About The Bar

State Bar Council of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh is the statutory body established in the year 1961 under Section 3 of the Advocates Act, 1961. The autonomous body is bestowed with critical regulatory duties and functions to be performed in order to facilitate the justice delivery system in the region by ensuring proper servility with professional ethics and at the same time safeguarding the rights, privileges and interests of the advocates on its roll.

The State Bar Council elects one representative to the Bar Council of India as its Member-Representative, along with the same also elects one Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Council administration and activities. The tenure of the elected members of Bar Council is 5 years and it is headed by the elected Chairman of the State Bar Council. The Honorary Secretary of the Bar Council is the Administrative head of the Bar Council. There are 25 different Committees of the Council which look after respective assigned functions of the Bar Council. The elections to the office-bearing posts are held as per the provisions laid down in the statute. The counting for the elected members involves elimination by preferential voting basis and the 25 members securing highest votes in order to get elected to the office, for a period of 5 years.

The Advocate General of Punjab and Advocate General of Haryana are ex- officio members of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.

Bar Council is required to discharge its statutory duties and one of the most imperative duties of the State Bar Council is to admit lawyers on its roll of advocates. That, over the years the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, has enrolled around 1.5 lakh advocates on its roll hailing from all parts of the three states. Bar Council has disciplinary jurisdiction over all the advocates on its roll.

Bar Council regulates and maintains standards of professional conduct and etiquettes for Advocates.