Duties of an Advocate towards a client are as follows -


1) An advocate should accept any brief in the courts or tribunals or before any other authority in or before which he professes to practice at a fee consistent with his standing at the Bar and the nature of the case special circumstances may  justify his refusal to accept a particular brief.


2) An advocate shall not ordinarily withdraw from engagements once accepted , without sufficient cause and unless reasonable and sufficient notice is given to the client. upon his withdrawal from a case he shall refund such part of the fee as has not earned.

 3) An advocate shall fearlessly uphold the interests of his client by all fair and honorable means without regard to anyone unpleasant consequences to himself or any other.


4) An advocate shall fairly and  reasonably submit the case on behalf of his client.


5) An advocate shall pay attention which he is capable of giving to the case he is dealing.


6) An advocate shall not act on the instruction of any person other than his Client or his authorized agent.


7) An advocate shall not any time ,is a party to fomenting of litigation


8) An advocate shall not directly or indirectly commit a breach of the obligation imposed by Section 126 of the Indian Evidence Act.  


9) An advocate shall not do anything whereby be abuses or takes advantage of the confidence reposed in him by his client.


10) An advocate  shall not accept a fee less than the fee taxable under the rules when the client is able to pay the same.


11) An advocate shall not adjust fee payable to him by his client against his own personal liability to the client, which liability does not arise in the course of his employment as an advocate.


12) An advocate should keep accounts of the clients money entrusted to him.


13) An advocate shall not lend the money to his client for the purpose of any action or legal proceeding in which he is engage  by such client.


14) An advocate should not disclose communications made to them in course of their  professional engagement even after the case is over.


15) An advocate shall not accept a brief or appear in a case in which he has reason to believe that he will be a witness, and if being engaged in the case, it becomes Apparent that he is a witness on a material question of fact, he should not continue to appear as an advocate, he can retire without  jeopardizing his client's interest.


16) An advocate shall ,at the commencement of his engagement and during the continuance thereof make all such full and Frank disclosure to his client relating to his connection with the parties and any interest in or about the controversy as are likely to affect his clients judgement in either engaging him or continuing the engagement.


17) An advocate appearing for the prosecution in a criminal trial shall so conduct the prosecution that it does not lead to conviction of the innocent . The suppression of material facts culpable of establishing The Innocent of the accused shall be scrupulously avoided .


18) An advocate shall not directly or indirectly, commit a breach of the obligation imported by Section .126 of the Indian Evidence Act .


19) An advocate shall not at any time, is a party to fomenting of litigation .


20) An advocate shall not stipulate for a fee contingent on the result of litigation or agree to share the proceeds thereof.

21) An advocate shall not enter into arrangements whereby funds in his hand are converted into loans.

22) A copy of the client's  account shall be furnished to him on demand provided necessary copying charge

23) An advocate who has , at any time , advised in connection with the institution of a suit , appeal or other matter or has drawn pleadings , or acted for a party , shall not act, appear or plead for the opposite party.


See also........Duties of an advocate towards Court

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