Salient Features of Advocates Act 1961
Salient Features of Advocates Act 1961, were brought into force to implement all the recommendations made by the All India Bar Commission.
The Advocates Act, 1961 has been passed by the Parliament and received the assent of the President on 19th May 1961.
The term advocates have been defined under section 2(1)(a) of the Advocates Act, 1961 as “advocate means an advocate entered in any role under the provisions of this Act.”
Salient features of the Advocates Act, 1961 can e derived as;
- Combined all the existing laws on the legal profession.
- Provisions for the Bar Council of India at the Central Level and State Bar Council in each state.
- Provisions for a similar role of Advocates throughout India.
- Empower advocates whose name is in a similar role to practice in all courts of India.
- The difference between the Advocates and Vakil was removed, people who practised Law were known as Advocates.
- Provisions to confer status as Senior Advocate-(having extraordinary knowledge in the field of law).
- Autonomous status to Bar Councils.