The Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is the Apex Body of Lawyers in the State that regulates the entry into, Legal Profession. The important function of Bar Council is to admit persons on its Roll as Advocates so as to grant them permission to practice law. As regards disciplinary Jurisdiction, the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana entertains and determines cases of professional misconduct and other misconduct against Advocates on its roll on a complaint or Suo Moto and also to safe guard the rights, privileges and interest of the Advocates. The Bar Council of India, on the other hand, comprises of members elected and nominated from each of the State Bar Council. The web address of Bar Council of India is www.barcouncilofindia.org and e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh has also the trustee committee Established under the provision of Punjab & Haryana Advocates Welfare Fund Rules, 1998. For giving financial assistance and medical assistance to the Advocates on its roll. Benevolent fund scheme 2004 has also been framed by the bar council for advocates for providing financial assistance under insurance scheme.
The Punjab advocates welfare fund Act-2002 and the “Advocates Welfare Fund Act 2001” have been put into effect and trustee committees of both State under the respective Act have been constituted by the respective State Governments.
The office of Punjab & Haryana Bar Council is situated in Sector 37-A, Law Bhawan Dakshin Marg Chandigarh.