An advocate is regarded as a court officer, a respected member of the community, and a gentleman, believing that in order to be admitted to the bar, he must be lawful and moral in both his professional and non-professional capacities. An advocate must courageously support his client's interests while also adhering to ethical and etiquette principles in all correspondence.
Certain canons of conduct and etiquette are mentioned as general guidelines in the rules of the Bar Council of India and the State Bar Council. The Advocates Act, 1961, Section 49(1)(c), empowers the Bar Council of India to make rules governing the standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be observed by advocates. Part VI of Chapter II of The Bar Council of India Rules explains the rules pertaining to Advocate for Bandra Court.
An advocate has obligations to himself, his clients, opponents, colleagues, the court, and so on. It is the advocate's responsibility to maintain court decorum and act appropriately with his opponents or colleagues. He must always act in his clients' best interests and not do anything that betrays their trust in him.
An advocate must present his case fearlessly in court. He must uphold both the dignity of the legal profession and the dignity of the court. He is regarded as a court officer and is expected to uphold the court's dignity and decorum.
Private communication with the judge regarding a pending case is prohibited by these rules. Advocates' examples will inspire not only litigants and witnesses but also the general public. The court must be respected by the suitors and the public in order to administer justice in a dignified and honorable manner. All of these responsibilities, ethics, and morals help an advocate advance in his career and become a successful lawyer.