Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023

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Key points from the mind map:

  • Introduction: The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on August 1, 2023, aiming to amend the Advocates Act, 1961 and repeal certain sections of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879.
  • Lok Sabha Approval: The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 4, 2023.
  • Key Features: The bill primarily focuses on the regulation of ‘touts’ in the legal system, defining touts and establishing penalties for such activities, including imprisonment and fines.
  • Legal Practitioners Act, 1879: It highlights the repeal of obsolete provisions from this Act while preserving certain sections.
  • Advocates Act, 1961: The bill consolidates the law related to legal practitioners and Bar Councils, aiming to regulate the legal profession solely through this Act.
  • Goal: The overarching goal is to repeal outdated pre-independence Acts and to modernize the regulation of the legal profession in India.

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