In today’s article we will know that What is the work to be done by the State Legal Council in relation to the advocates?
In respect of Advocates, Section 3 of the Advocates Act 1961 provides for the constitution of a State Legal Council, where in all the States of the country, a Legal Council to be known as that State shall be constituted. The State Legal Council of that state constituted in each state performs many functions in relation to the enrolled registered advocates of their state.
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What are the functions of the State Legal Council?
The functions of the State Legal Council have been mentioned in Section 6 of the Advocates Act 1961, this work is as follows:-
1. The functions of the State Legal Council under section 6 sub-section 1 of the Advocates Act 1961 shall be as follows:-
- The State Legal Council shall enter the names of persons registered as advocates in its roll.
- To prepare and maintain such rolls by the State Legal Council, that is, to maintain such rolls in which the names of advocates are entered.
- State Legal Council to receive cases of misconduct against registered advocates registered in their rolls, to consider these matters and to resolve such cases.
- To protect the rights, privileges and interests of the registered advocates registered in his name by the State Legal Council.
- The State Legal Council shall constitute one or more funds in the manner prescribed under clause A of sub-section 2 of section 6 and clause a of sub-section 2 of section 7 to provide financial assistance for the conduct of welfare schemes for the poor, disabled or other advocates. Will do for
- To promote and support legal reform by the State Legal Council.
- The State Legal Council shall conduct seminars by eminent jurists on legal subjects and organize talks and publish journals and articles of legal interest.
- The State Legal Council organizes events in the prescribed manner to provide legal aid to the poor i.e. the persons belonging to the economically weaker sections.
- The State Legal Council shall manage and invest the funds of the Legal Council.
- Arrangements will be made for the election of its members by the State Legal Council.
- Section 7 To visit and inspect universities in accordance with the directions given under clause I of sub-section 1, where to recognize universities whose degree of law would be qualified to be enrolled as an advocate and for that purpose to visit and inspect the Universities, or to visit and cause to be inspected the Universities in accordance with such directions to the State Legal Councils as it may give in this regard.
- All the functions assigned to the State Legal Council by or under the Advocates Act have to be performed.
- All the other tasks necessary to perform all the tasks mentioned above have to be done.
2. Under sub-section 2 of section 6, the State Legal Council may constitute in the prescribed manner one or more funds for the purpose of—
- The State Legal Council may constitute one or more funds to provide financial assistance for the conduct of welfare schemes for the poor i.e. economically weaker sections, disabled or other advocates.
- may constitute one or more funds for providing legal aid or advice in accordance with the rules made in this behalf.
- The State Legal Council may constitute one or more funds for establishing any law libraries.
3. All or any of these purposes under sub-section 3 of section 6, the State Legal Council for welfare schemes for the poor, disabled and other advocates, for giving financial assistance, for giving legal aid or advice or for the establishment of law libraries. for grants, donations or benefactions, which shall be credited to the appropriate fund or laws constituted under sub-section 2.