Standing Criterion Decreased From 10 to 7 Years For Enrollment As An Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan
Pakistan Bar Council, passed a resolution unanimously moved by a member, Ramzan Chaudhry, reducing the minimum length of legal practice required for enrollment as an advocate of Supreme Court from 10 to 7 years.
The following governs the eligibility criteria for an Advocate Supreme Court:
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND BAR COUNCILS ACT, 1973
28. Persons qualified for admission as advocates of the Supreme Court.
Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder, a person shall be qualified to be admitted as a senior advocate and an advocate of the Supreme Court including an advocate-on-record if he fulfils such conditions as may be laid down in this behalf from time to time by the Rules of Pakistan Bar Council and has paid such enrollment fee or other dues as may be prescribed by that Council.
28A. Persons disqualified to be enrolled as advocate.
A person shall be disqualified from being admitted as an advocate of any Court if
(a) he was dismissed or removed from service of Government or of a public statutory corporation on a charge involving misconduct or moral turpitude; or
(b) he has been convicted for an offense involving moral turpitude by a Court; or
(c) he has been declared a tout and such declaration has not been withdrawn.