Suspension And Resumption of Practice...

SUSPENSION OF PRACTICE
An Advocate who voluntarily suspends his practice from any reason, whatsoever, shall intimate by registered post to the State Bar Council on the rolls of which his name is entered, of such suspension together with his Certificate of Enrolment in original.

RESUMPTION OF PRACTICE
Whenever any such advocate who has suspended his practice desires to resume his/her practice, he/she shall apply to the Secretary of the State Bar Council for resumption of practice, along with an affidavit stating whether he/she has incurred any of the disqualifications under Section 24 A, Chapter III of the Advocate Act during the period of suspension. 

The Enrolment Committee of the State Bar Council may order the resumption of Practice and return the Certificate of Enrolment with necessary endorsement. If the Enrolment Committee is of the view that the advocate has incurred any of the disqualifications, the committee shall refer the matter under proviso the section 26 (1) of the Act.

     Provisions under Bar Council of India Rules.

Part VI  Chapter III

5. (1) An advocate who voluntarily suspends his practice for any reason whatsoever, shall intimate by registered post to the State Bar Council on the rolls of which his name is entered, of such suspensions together with his certificate of enrolment in original.

    (2) Whenever any such advocate who has suspended his practice desires to resume his practice, he shall apply to the Secretary of the State Bar Council for resumption of practice, along with an affidavit stating whether he has incurred any of the disqualifications under Section 24A, chapter III of the Act during the period of suspension.

    (3) The enrolment Committee of the State Bar Council may order the resumption of his practice and return the certificate to him with necessary endorsement. If the Enrolment Committee is of the view that the advocate has incurred any of the disqualifications, the Committee shall refer the matter under proviso to Section 26(1) of the Act.

    (4) On suspension and resumption of practice the Secretary shall act in terms of Rule 24 of Part IX.

Part IX

24.   (a)   When the name of an advocate is removed from the rolls or an advocate is suspended from practice or otherwise punished under an order of any Disciplinary Committee or an order of the Supreme Court under Section 38, or when an intimation of voluntary suspension from practice is received from the advocate, the state Council in respect of a person in its roll and the Council in respect of a person whose name is not in any State Roll, shall furnish information thereof giving the name of the advocate, his roll number and date of enrolment, his address, nature of the punishment inflicted-  

         (i)   to the Registrar of the High Court of the State;

         (ii)   to the Registrar of the Supreme Court of India;

         (iii)   to the Bar Association in the High Court;

         (iv)   to the District Court of the State, and

         (v)   to such other authorities as the State Council or the Council may direct.

(b) The State Bar Councils and the Bar Council of India shall also cause to be published in the State Gazettes or the Gazette of the Government of India as the case may be, information relating to the removal from the roll or the suspension of an advocate for misconduct.

KERALA BAR COUNCIL RULES

CHAPTER VI

MISCELLANEOUS RULES

Rule 4.  Any Advocate who suspends practice shall, within fifteen days of the date of suspension inform the Bar Council in writing of such suspension. Any person who after enrolment has suspended or ceased to practice may resume practice and in that event he shall intimate the Bar Council within 15 days of the resumption of practice.

SUSPENSION-DELAY CONDONATION FEE
a fee of Rs. 500/- be levied for the delay in intimation of the suspension of practice up to one year and for ever subsequent year or part thereof Rs. 500/- extra be levied