Summoning of Meetings
8. Ordinary Meetings of the Bar Council may be convened by the Chairman or in case he is for some reason unable to act, the Vice-Chairman may convene such Meetings, provided that not more than three months shall elapse between any two Meetings of the Bar Council.
9. Time and place of Meetings
Date, time and place of a Meeting of the Bar Council shall be fixed by the Chairman, unless the Bar Council has fixed any specific date, time and place for a particular Meeting. The said date, time and place may be changed by the Chairman provided that more than 50% of the total number of Members of the Council express their desire in writing for the change of such date, time and place of the Meeting.
10. Notice of Meetings
When a Meeting of the Bar Council is summoned by the Chairman / Vice Chairman, the Secretary shall issue to each Member a notice of not less than eight days, stating date, time and place of the Meeting. The notice will also contain a list of business to be transacted at the Meeting.
Provided that the Chairman / Vice Chairman may, in case of emergency, call a Meeting of the Bar Council at a notice of not less than 3 days.
11 Resolution by Circular
If in the opinion of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman, a Resolution initiated needed to be adopted, it is necessary to obtain written consent / opinion of the Members of the Council and the same will be circulated amongst the Members, and if the majority of the Members give their consent to the same, the same shall be deemed to have been adopted by the Council.
Provided further, in case of emergency, the Sindh Bar Council or any of its Committee on the initiation of 10 Members in case of the Council and two Members in case of the Committee, may by Circulation pass a Resolution by a majority of total numbers of Members.
Provided also that the Resolution so passed shall be placed before the next Meeting of the Council or its Committee, as the case may be, for confirmation.
Necessary Quorum for the Meeting of the Sindh Bar Council shall be 10 and for a Meeting of its Committee shall be two (2) Members.
Provided that when a Meeting is adjourned for want of Quorum, the quorum for the adjourned Meeting shall be at least 5-Members in case of the Council and for a Meeting of its committee two Members of the Committee.
13. A Meeting of the Bar Council shall be presided over by the Chairman, in his absence by the Vice-Chairman, and in the absence of both by a Member voted to the Chair by the Members present. A Meeting of a Committee shall be presided over by the Chairman of the Committee or in his absence, by a Member voted to the Chair by the Members present.
14. Save as otherwise provided in these rules, business not included in the list of business shall not be transacted in any Meeting unless the majority of the Members present at the Meeting permit to do so.
15. Business set down for any day and not disposed of on that day shall be set down for the next Meeting in preference to any new business unless the Chairman in his discretion otherwise directs.
16. Mode of Address
A Member desiring to raise a point of order or point of privilege or desiring to speak on any matter at a Meeting of the Bar Council shall rise in his seat or if unable to do so shall otherwise intimate his desire to the Chairman of the Meeting and shall speak only with the permission of the Chairman and shall address the Meeting standing, except when permitted otherwise by the Chairman of the Meeting. If at any time the Chairman rises to address, the Member shall resume his seat.
All decisions at a Meeting of the Bar Council will be by majority of the Members present and voting. In case of equality of votes the Chairman of the Meeting shall have casting vote.
18. The Secretary shall prepare a full report of the proceedings of the Bar Council at each of its Meeting under the direction of the Chairman of the Meeting as soon as practicable, enter it in a Minute Book and put it up for confirmation at the next Meeting of the Bar Council. If the Minutes are confirmed by a subsequent Meeting the Chairman of the Meeting confirming the same shall sign it in token of confirmation. All the Members of the Bar Council or the Committee, as the case may be, shall be entitled to inspect the Minute Book at all reasonable times.
19. Any matter determined by the Bar Council shall not be reopened within
three months of the date of such decision unless two-third of the total Members place requisition in writing in this respect.
20. A Member desiring to place a matter for consideration of the Bar Council may give
notice of that matter to the Secretary, who shall, unless the Chairman/Vice Chairman otherwise decides, enter the matter in the list of business for the subsequent Meeting.
21. The Chairman and in his absence the Vice-Chairman shall convene a Meeting of the Bar Council on the receipt of a requisition signed by not less then ten Members of Bar Council within a week of the requisition but in emergency it may be called within any shorter period so as to suit the emergency. In case the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman do not call a requisitioned Meeting, the same may be convened by the requisitionists and all expenses in this behalf shall be borne by the Bar Council and the proceedings conducted at the Meeting shall be deemed to be the proceedings of the Bar Council.