The Seven Lamps of Advocacy, which have been referred as the qualities of an advocate to be successful at the bar, are as follows :


1) Honesty :

Honesty is the best policy but in case of an advocate, it should be the foremost policy for a professional Lawyer.


2) Courage :


Courage is the weapon which is developed through deep knowledge of law and strength forwardness of the advocate. An advocate can be successful through boldness which is developed by him persistently through his inner qualities.



3) Industry :

Good adequacy is the life of industry. Only and industrious advocate can become a successful lawyer. The act of advocacy Industry makes an advocate successful in his profession. An advocate must study in brief assimilate it in the same way as an actor studies his part of acting before going to perform.



4) Wit


Wit is that lamp through which the Advocate enlightens his point of view to the presiding officer of the court in his favour to win the case of his client.



5) Eloquence :

Eloquence of manner of an advocate is the real eloquence. In Eloquence there is display of physical as well as psychological side of advocacy.



6) Judgement : 

Through the lamp of judgement, an  advocate takes a final decision for his success through perceptions and intuitions.


7) Fellowship :


It is the feeling of Fellowship among the advocates through which an advocate encourages his fellow advocates to walk in the light of seven lamps of advocacy.



8) Tact :

Tact is the eighth lamp which enlightens an advocate to move forward in his profession. Tact is the intellectual quality of an advocate. Through "tact" human side of putting things into action as a result of his judgement of taking decision, is carried on by an advocate. ( This one is added by Justice Raj Kishore Prasad .)







See also....

10 Qualities of Successful Advocate

Duties of an Advocate



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