THE BANGLADESH LEGAL PRACTITIONER’S AND BAR COUNCIL ORDER, 1972

(PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 46 OF 1972).
  [18th May, 1972]
 
 
     
   
 
 
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27. (1) Subject to provisions of this Order and the rules made thereunder, a person shall be qualified to be admitted as an advocate if he fulfils the following conditions, namely:-



(a) he is a citizen of Bangladesh;



(b) he has completed the age of twenty-one years;



(c) he had obtained-





(i) 1[ * * * ] a degree in law from any university situated within the territory which forms part of Bangladesh; or



(ii) before the 26th day of March, 1971, a degree in law from any university in Pakistan 2[ :



Provided that the Bar Council may recognise such degree obtained by such person after the 25th day of March, 1971, if it is satisfied that he was prevented by circumstances beyond his control from returning to Bangladesh after that date; or]



(iii) before the 14th day of August, 1947, a degree in law from any university in any area which was comprised before that date within India as defined by the Government of India Act, 1935; or



(iv) a bachelor's degree in law from any university outside Bangladesh recognised by the Bar Council; or 3[ * * *] he is a barrister;



(d) he has passed such examination as may be prescribed by the Bar Council; and



(e) he has paid such enrolment fee and fulfils such other conditions as may be specified in the rules made by the Bar Council.



4[ (1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1), a person who has, for at least seven years, been a Mukhtar may, subject to the other provisions of this Order and the rules made thereunder, be admitted as an advocate if he fulfils the conditions specified in sub-clauses (a), (b), (d), and (e) of clause (1).]





(2) Before a person is admitted as an advocate, the Bar Council may require him to undergo such course of training as it may prescribe.



(3) A person shall be disqualified from being admitted as an advocate if-



(a) he was dismissed from service of Government or of a public statutory corporation on a charge involving moral turpitude, unless a period to two years has elapsed since his dismissal; or



(b) he has been convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude, unless a period of five years or such less period as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify in this behalf, had elapsed from the date of the expiration of the sentence.
 
 
 
1 The words “before coming into force of this Order” were omitted by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 53 of 1972)

2 The colon (:) was substituted for the semi-colon and word “; or” and the proviso was added by section 2 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XLI of 1974)

3 The brackets and figure “(v)” were omitted by section 2 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Second Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. LX of 1974)

4 Clause (1A) was inserted by section 2 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Second Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. LX of 1974)

 
 

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