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appeal in a Court of Appeal or in the Supreme Court, except with an Advocate as aforesaid.
(f) A Senior Advocate may in recognition of the services rendered by an Advocate in .part II of the State Roll appearing in any matter pay him a fee which he considers reasonable.
(Rules under Section 49(1)(c) of the Act read with the Proviso thereto)
An Advocate shall, at all times, comport himself in a manner befitting his status as an officer of the Court, a privileged member of the community, and a gentleman, bearing in mind that what may be lawful and moral for a person who is not a member of the Bar, or for a member of the Bar in his non-professional capacity may still be improper for an Advocate. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing obligation, an Advocate shall fearlessly uphold the interests of his client, and in his conduct conform to the rules here in after mentioned both in letter and in spirit. The rules here in after mentioned contain canons of conduct and etiquette adopted as general guides; yet the specific mention thereof shall not be construed as a denial of the existence of other equally imperative though not specifically mentioned.
1. An Advocate shall, during the presentation of his case and while otherwise acting before a Court, conduct himself with dignity and self-respect He shall not be servile and whenever there is proper ground for serious complaint against a judicial officer, it shall be his right and duty to submit his grievance to proper authorities.
2. An Advocate shall maintain towards the Courts a respectful attitude, bearing in mind that the dignity of the judicial office is essential for the survival of a free community.
3. An Advocate shall not influence the decision of a Court by any illegal or improper means. Private communications with a judgerelating to a pending case are forbidden.
4. An Advocate shall use his best efforts to restrain and prevent his client from resorting to sharp or unfair practices or from doing anything in relation to the Court, opposing counselor parties which the Advocate himself ought not to do. An Advocate shall refuse to represent the client who persists in such improper conduct. He shall not consider himself a mere mouth-piece of the client, and shall exercise his own judgement in the use of restrained language in correspondence, avoiding scurrilous attacks in pleadings, and using intemperate language during arguments in Court.
5. An Advocate shall appear in Court at all times only in the prescribed dress, and his appearance shall always be presentable.
6. An Advocate shall not ent~r appearance, act, plead or practise in anyway before a Court, Tribunal or Authority mentioned in Section 30 of the Act, if the sole or any member thereof is related to the Advocate as father, grandfather, son, grand-son, uncle, brother, nephew, first cousin, husband, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law or sister-inlaw.
For the purposes of this rule, Court shall ban a Court, Bench or tribunal in which above mentioned relation of the Advocate is a Judge, Member or the Presiding Officer.

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