The Bar Council of Gujarat is an “Autonomous Statutory Body” constituted under Advocates Act, 1961 with wide and varied powers, functions and duties. The Bar Council of Gujarat discharges its statutory duties as per The Advocates Act, 1961, Gujarat Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 1991, and the Rules framed by The Bar Council of India.
The Advocates’ Act, 1961 was enacted on dated 16the August, 1961. As per Section 3 of the Advocates Act, First elected body of the Bar Council of Gujarat took over the charge on dated 06the December, 1961. Since then the State Bar Council is in charge of the Bar Council of Gujarat. In the year 1961, 1184 advocates got enrolled with the State Bar Council and gradually the number of members increased and as of now approximately 75000 advocates are enrolled on the roll of the Bar Council of Gujarat as on November’2018.