Report on Advocates Amendment Bill, 2017 (April 2017)
Law Commission of India in its report No. 266 dated March 23, 2017 recommended certain amendments in the Advocates Act, 1961.
Law Commission emphasised on better regulatory mechanism for proper conduct of law professional. It heavily relied upon on recent case Mahipal Singh Rana v/s. State of UP (AIR 2016 SC 3302), in which an Advocate intimidated and threatened a Civil Judge (Senior Division). Law Commission of India invited suggestions from all stakeholders from all over the India. Bar Council of India submitted recommendations alongwith draft bill. The Law Commission while reviewing the Advocates Act felt that the conduct of the advocates, directly as well indirectly affects the functioning of the courts and thereby contributes to the pendency of cases. The Commission felt that some provisions would be necessary to regulate the conduct of advocates in the court, which affects the functioning of the court as well as expectations of the aggrieved.
Full Report is here http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/Report266.pdf