Section 19 in Advocate Act

Title: State Bar Councils to send copies of rolls of advocates to the Bar Council of India

Description: Every State Bar Council shall send to the Bar Council of India an authenticated copy of the roll of advocates prepared by it for the first time under this Act and shall thereafter communicate to the Bar Council of India all alterations in and additions to any such roll, as soon as the same have been made.

Title: Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates

Description: 1[20. Special provision for enrolment of certain Supreme Court advocates.-- (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, every advocate who was entitled as of right to practise in the Supreme Court immediately before the appointed day and whose name is not entered in any State roll may, within the prescribed time, express his intention in the prescribed form to the Bar Council of India for the entry of his name in the roll of a State Bar Council and on receipt thereof the Bar Council of India shall direct that the name of such advocate shall, without payment of any fee, be entered in the roll of that State Bar Council, and the State Bar Council concerned shall comply with such direction. (2) Any entry in the State roll made in compliance with the direction of the Bar Council of India under sub-section (1) shall be made in the order of seniority determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (3) of section 17. (3) Where an advocate referred to in sub-section (1) omits or fails to express his intention within the prescribed time, his name shall be entered in the roll of the State Bar Council of Delhi. 1. Subs. by Act 60 of 1973, s. 15, for section 20 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).

Title: Disputes regarding seniority

Description: (1) Where the date of seniority of two or more persons is the same, the one senior in age shall be reckoned as senior to the other. 1[(2) Subject as aforesaid, if any dispute arises with respect to the seniority of any person, it shall be referred to the State Bar Council concerned for decision.] 1. Subs. by s. 16, ibid., for sub-section (2) (w.e.f. 31-1- 1974).

Title: Certificate of enrolment

Description: 1[22. Certificate of enrolment.-- (1) There shall be issued a certificate of enrolment in the prescribed form by the State Bar Council to every person whose name is entered in the roll of advocates maintained by it under this Act. (2) Every person whose name is so entered in the State roll shall notify any change in the place of his permanent residence to the State Bar Council concerned within ninety days of such change.] 1. Subs. by s. 17, ibid., for section 22 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).

Title: Right of pre audience

Description: (1) The Attorney-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates. (2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates. (3) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2), the Additional Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates. 1[(3A) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3), the second Additional Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.] (4) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), 2[(2), (3) and (3A)], the Advocate-General of any State shall have pre-audience over all other advocates, and the right of pre-audience among Advocates-General inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority. (5) Subject as aforesaid-- (i) senior advocates shall have pre-audience over other advocates, and (ii) the right of pre-audience of senior advocates inter se and other advocates inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority. 1 Ins. by Act 47 of 1980, s. 3 (w.e.f. 29-11-1980). 2. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for "(2) and (3)" (w.e.f. 29-11-1980).