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The Bar Council of Uttarakhand is an Autonomous body established and Constituted in the Year 2004 under the provisions of Advocates Act 1961 Which provide for establishment of State Bar Councils in Section 3 thereof with a maximum of 25 elected members. The Advocate General of the State of Uttarakhand is Ex-officio member of the Uttarakhand Bar Council.

The Bar Council of Uttarakhand is the professional body for Lawyers in Uttarakhand. It provides representation and services for the Bar, and Guidance on issues of professional practice.

The election to the Uttarakhand Bar Council takes place by a complex process wherein the electorate comprises of every single lawyer enrolled in Uttarakhand. The counting involves elimination by preferential voting basis and the 25 members securing highest votes get elected to the office for a period of 5 years. Amongst these elected members by internal elections, office of the Chairman and Vice Chairman as also nomination to the Bar Council of India takes place. The office of Uttarakhand Bar Council is situated at High Court Premises, Nainital.

The important function of Bar Council of Uttarakhand is to admit persons on its Roll as Advocates so as to grant them permission to practice law. In its disciplinary Jurisdiction the Bar Council of Uttarakhand entertains and determines cases of professional and other misconduct on complaint or even suo moto and also works to safe guard the interest of the Advocates.

The Bar Council of India on the other hand comprises of members elected and nominated by each of the State Bar Council. The Secretary of the Bar Council is a full time employee and has a team of around 19 persons. The Bar Council of Uttarakhand is also the trustee of the fund established and maintained under the provision of Uttarakhand Advocates Welfare Fund Act, 1987 wherein not only retirement benefits to its member Advocates are conferred by the Bar Council but even financial assistance in case of death or bodily injury is provided to its members by the Uttarakhand Bar Council.

This website caters for a diverse audience. If you are a Lawyer, or looking to instruct a Lawyer, or seeking guidance on Becoming a Lawyer, there is information here for you.

Our purpose is to promote and maintain excellence in the quality of legal services provided by Lawyers to support the rule of law. We do this by setting standards of entry to the profession and by ensuring that professional practice puts consumers first.


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