RULES ON AN ADVOCATE’S DUTY TOWARDS FELLOW ADVOCATES

RULES ON AN ADVOCATE’S DUTY TOWARDS FELLOW ADVOCATES

1. Not advertise or solicit work

An advocate shall not solicit work or advertise in any manner. He shall not promote himself by circulars, advertisements, touts, personal communications, interviews other than through personal relations, furnishing or inspiring newspaper comments or producing his photographs to be published in connection with cases in which he has been engaged or concerned.

2. Sign-board and Name-plate

An advocate’s sign-board or name-plate should be of a reasonable size. The sign-board or name-plate or stationery should not indicate that he is or has been President or Member of a Bar Council or of any Association or that he has been associated with any person or organisation or with any particular cause or matter or that he specialises in any particular type of work or that he has been a Judge or an Advocate General.

3. Not promote unauthorized practice of law

An advocate shall not permit his professional services or his name to be used for promoting or starting any unauthorised practice of law.

4. An advocate shall not accept a fee less than the fee, which can be taxed under rules when the client is able to pay more.

5. Consent of fellow advocate to appear

An advocate should not appear in any matter where another advocate has filed a vakalt or memo for the same party. However, the advocate can take the consent of the other advocate for appearing.

In case, an advocate is not able to present the consent of the advocate who has filed the matter for the same party, then he should apply to the court for appearance. He shall in such application mention the reason as to why he could not obtain such consent. He shall appear only after obtaining the permission of the Court.


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