Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 came into force with effect from 1st January, 1880. A Person who is qualified to be pleader / vakil / muktas has to appear for examination and after obtaining the certificate he / she may apply under Sec. 7 of the Legal Practitioners Act and Register their name in any Court or Revenue Office situated within the local limits of the Appellate Jurisdiction of the High Court. As Per Sec. 11 of this Act, the High Court may frame the rules declaring what shall be deemed to be the functions, powers and duties of pleaders / vakils / muktas.   More......


Right from inception till 30th June, 2018, 92,500 number of Candidates enrolled themselves as Advocates in the Karnataka State Bar Council. One Shri. M. Narasimhaiah of Shimoga enrolled himself as an Advocate on 9.10.1914 and his date of birth is 19.12.1888 and another Shri. Subbarao of Chikkaballapur enrolled himself as an Advocate on 21.12.1914 and his date of birth is 1.12.1877.(As per the entry on the Rolls of this Bar Council).   More......

Advocate Welfare Fund

Though the profession of Lawyers has a known recorded history of more than 300 years, there was no scheme of pension, welfare fund or retirement benefits. Lawyers have remained a most unorganized sector. Probably except individual LIC polices there was no other planned savings for the family. Even otherwise not even 10% of lawyers are found to have made wise investments during their good periods.It was so because all along the lawyers came from traditional agricultural families and the professional income was only additional.   More......

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