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Chandigarh, November 11
The disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has suspended the licence of an advocate primarily based in Ludhiana following he was found guilty of employing social media for his publicity.
Lawyer’s excuse for not attending listening to
Sources reported the disciplinary committee issued a discover to the advocate who replied by means of a mail, promising that he would not use advocate’s gown and band for any video clip on social media in potential. He mentioned that he experienced cough and chilly, and could not show up at the listening to as he experienced quarantined himself as a precautionary measure.
The Bar Council has also issued a warning to its registered advocates against resorting to unethical approaches of advertising to solicit perform on social media platforms this kind of as Instagram and Fb.
The committee took up the circumstance suo motu immediately after the issue arrived to the observe of the Bar Council.
Resources mentioned the committee not long ago sent the buy right after the advocate unsuccessful to appear ahead of it and the reply sent by means of mail was observed unsatisfactory. Even though suspending the licence, the committee has presented a further option to the advocate to go an application for recalling of the purchase at any phase with satisfactory reasons.
The subject has been shown for more proceedings on November 18, 2020.
“We have thought of the application which is contradictory in mother nature, fairly it goes to establish that the respondent advocate has no intention to surface today or in long term as nicely. He was provided an possibility on the very last date to look now, but he unsuccessful to avail it. For that reason, the committee has no solution except to suspend his licence till even further buy,” suggests the order.
Chairman of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Karanjit Singh reported resorting to advertisement through social media was a violation of the regulations framed by the Bar Council of India.
The mandate of Rule 36 prohibits an advocate from soliciting perform or marketing, right or indirectly by any means of circular, promote, touts, communications and many others, and any this kind of violation would be regarded a misconduct below Segment 35 of the Advocates Act, 1961. If any instance is complained of or comes to the notice of the Bar Council, suo motu action be taken versus the advocate concerned.