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

(PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 46 OF 1972).
  [18th May, 1972]
 
 
     
   
 
 
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40. 1[ (1) The Bar Council may, with the prior approval of the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Order.]



(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-



(a) the manner in which election of members of the Bar Council shall be held and the manner in which results of election shall be published;



(b) the manner of election of the 2[ * * *] Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council;







(c) the manner in which and the authority by which doubts and disputes as to the validity of an election to the Bar Council or to the office of the 3[ * * *] Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council shall be finally decided;



(d) the powers and duties of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council;



(e) the summoning and holding of meetings of the Bar Council, the times and places where such meetings are to be held, the conduct of business thereat and the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum;



(f) the constitution and functions of any committee of the Bar Council and the term of office of the members of any such committee;



(g) the summoning and holding of meetings of a committee, the conduct of business of such committee and the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum;



(h) the qualification and terms and conditions of staff to be employed by the Bar Council;



(i) matters pertaining to management, administration, utilization and investment of the funds of the Bar Council;



(j) the constitution of separate funds for special purposes by the Bar Council and the purposes for which the general funds of the Bar Council may be utilised;



(k) the maintenance of books of accounts and other books by the Bar Council;



(l) the appointment of auditors and the audit of the accounts of the Bar Council;



(m) the examination to pass for admission as an advocate;







(n) the form in which applications for admission as an advocate are to be made and the manner in which such applications are to be disposed of;



(o) the conditions subject to which a person may be admitted as an advocate;



(p) the manner in which an advocate may suspend his practice;



(q) the fee payable for enrolment; the fee payable for permission to practise in the High Court; the instalments, if any, in which any such fee may be paid;



(r) the form in which permission to practise as an advocate in the High Court shall be given;



(s) the standard of professional conduct and etiquette to be observed by advocates;



(t) the standard of legal education to be observed by universities in Bangladesh and the inspection of universities for that purpose;



(u) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which a bar association may be recognised;



(v) the procedure to be followed by a Tribunal of the Bar Council in enquiries relating to the conduct of an advocate;



(w) the fees which may be levied in respect of any matter under this Order;



(x) the general principles for guidance of the Bar Council.



(3) Until rules are made by the Bar Council, the power of the Council under this Article shall be exercised by the Government.
 
 
 
1 Clause (1) was substituted by section 6 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. XLIV of 2012).

2 The words “Chairman and” were omitted by section 3 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. XII of 1975)

3 The words “Chairman or” were omitted by section 3 of the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. XII of 1975)

 
 

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