Section 52 in Advocate Act

Title: Saving

Description: Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to affect the power of the Supreme Court to make rules under article 145 of the Constitution-- (a) for laying down the conditions subject to which a senior advocate shall be entitled to practise in that Court; (b) for determining the persons who shall be entitled to 1[act or plead] in that Court. 1. Subs. by Act 70 of 1993, s. 9, for "act" (w.e.f. 26-12-1993).

Title: Elections to first State Bar Council

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the elected members of a State Bar Council, constituted for the first time under this Act, shall be elected by and from amongst advocates, vakils, pleaders and attorneys who, on the date of the election, are entitled as of right to practise in the High Court and are ordinarily practising within the territory for which the Bar Council is to be constituted. Explanation.-- Where the territory for which the Bar Council is to be constituted includes a Union territory, the expression "High Court" shall include the court of the Judicial Commissioner of that Union territory.

Title: Term of office of members of first State Bar Councils

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the term of office of the 1*** elected members of 2*** a State Bar Council constituted for the first time, shall be two years from the date of the first meeting of the Council: 3[Provided that such members shall continue to hold office until the State Bar Council is reconstituted in accordance with the provisions of this Act.] 1. The words "nominated and" omitted by Act 14 of 1962, s. 3 (w.e.f. 30-3-1962). 2. The words "the Bar Council of India and" omitted by Act 21 of 1964, s. 22 (w.e.f. 16-5-1964). 3. Ins. by s. 22, ibid. (w.e.f. 16-5-1964).

Title: Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act. (a) every pleader or vakil practising as such immediately before the date on which Chapter IV comes into force (hereinafter in this section referred to as the said date) by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), the Bombay Pleaders Act, 1920 (Bombay Act 17 of 1920), or any other law who does not elect to be, or is not qualified to be, enrolled as an advocate under this Act; 1* * * * * 2[(c) every mukhtar practising as such immediately before the said date by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), or any other law, who does not elect to be, or is not qualified to be, enrolled as an advocate under this Act; (d) every revenue agent practising as such immediately before the said date by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), or any other law;] shall, notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the relevant provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), the Bombay Pleaders Act, 1920 (Bombay Act 17 of 1920), or other law, continue to enjoy the same rights as respects practice in any court or revenue office or before any authority or person and be subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the same authority which he enjoyed or, as the case may be, to which he was subject immediately before the said date and accordingly the relevant provisions of the Acts or law aforesaid shall have effect in relation to such persons as if they had not been repealed. 1. Clause (b) omitted by Act 107 of 1976, s. 10 (w.e.f. 1-1-1977). 2. Subs. by Act 21 of 1964, s. 23, for clause (c) (w.e.f. 16-5-1964)

Title: Dissolution of existing Bar Councils

Description: (1) On the constitution under this Act of a State Bar Council, other than the Bar Council of Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the new Bar Council) (a) all properties and assets vesting in the corresponding Bar Council shall vest in the new Bar Council;-- (b) all rights, liabilities, and obligations of the corresponding Bar Council, whether arising out of any contract or otherwise, shall be the rights, liabilities and obligations respectively of the new Bar Council; (c) all proceedings pending before the corresponding Bar Council in respect of any disciplinary matter or otherwise shall stand transferred to the new Bar Council. (2) In this section, "corresponding Bar Council" in relation to a State Bar Council, other than the Bar Council of Delhi, means the Bar council for the High Court in the territory for which the State Bar Council is constituted under this Act.