Supreme Court Bar Association
History of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association
Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association was formally formed in 1948 and it made extinct in 1972, after independence of Bangladesh , as Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association under the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Order, which was subsequently amended by Legal Practitioners and Bar Council ( Amendment ) Act 39 of 2003.It traces its roots as in the British colony then Indo-Pak- Bangladesh Sub-Continent High Courts were established by the Indian High Courts Act , 1861 passed by the British Parliament. The High Court of Judicature at Calcutta was set up on 14th May 1862. And Dhaka High court (then East Pakistan High Court) is the successor of the Calcutta High court vides Indian Independence Act 1947.
Then some eminent Lawyers practicing before the East Pakistan High Court namely Mr. A.K. Fazlul Huq, Mr. Prakash Pakrashi, Mr. Syed Modares Ali and Mr. Sabita Ranjan Pal ( S.R. Pal) pioneered to form an Association of the practitioner Advocates who were enrolled to the new High Court. In the November 1948 this eminent lawyers formally established the Association with the object to provide its members a common platform for conducting their profession and to protect their interests and dignity of the Bar. Thus the virtual journey of the then East Pakistan High Court Bar Association was started.
The various resolutions and the activities of the Supreme Court Bar Association in the last preceding years shows the initiative and leadership of the Supreme Court Bar Association in various matters concerning the Nation and problems of the Bar. The Supreme Court Bar Association contributed to the amendment of the Supreme court Rules and procedure and practice in the supreme court.
The Bar Association joined the national movement against the eclipse of democracy during the Emergency proclaimed in 1975 and 1982. The Bar also raised strong voice against the 8th Amendment of the constitution and continued a movement since 1986 against the dismantling of the High Court Division and setting up permanent Benches of the High Court Division
It is a great pleasure on my part to see for myself the website on the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association.
I am very happy to see that this site contains valuable information with regard to functioning of the Supreme Court Bar. This website will enable the law students, teachers, legal researchers, the lawyers, judges and other stakeholders to know about the composition, powers, functions and activities of the judiciary.
To perform as a good lawyer the bare code is not enough, references and decisions are equally important. Through this website a practicing member can meet his query, know the decisions of the apex court of Bangladesh, gather information about precedents, etc. The use of the website will help a lawyer to explore and to provide update information; at the same time website will meet personal requirements like information about dues, current affairs and other service of the association provided for members and litigants.I sincerely believe that a new era which has started with this website will be followed by my successor in office.
Al-haj Zainul Abedin
It is a great pleasure on my part as Secretary, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association to see the website.
As an integral part of the Global Village we feel proud of being attached with the device which largely helps in searching the on-going day-to-day affairs, Case Laws, Journals etc. as and when needed. I hope the learned Members of the Supreme Court Bar Association will avail this facility to keep themselves up-date and this new era will be helpful enough to the learned member of the bar to perform as a good lawyer by using this website properly.
A.M.Mahbub Uddin Khokon
Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Associatio