The Advocates Act, 1961 was enacted on 19th May, 1961 in order to amend and consolidate the law relating to legal practitioners and to provide for the constitution of autonomous Bar Councils one for whole India and one for each State.
Consequently, the Orissa State Bar Council as a Statutory Body came into existence in the year 1961. It has 26 Members including the Advocate General as the Ex-Officio Member.
Mode of Election
Election to the Bar Council shall be by single transferable vote.After completion of election the Council is constituted consisting of 25 elected members and Advocate General as Ex Officio Member. Thereafter elected Members shall elect from amongst them one Chairman, Vice –Chairman and Member- representative to the Bar Council of India.
Term of Office:
Term of the Office of elected Members of Orissa State Bar Council shall be 5 years from the date of publication of the result.