Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (the GHAA) is a voluntary organisation formed by Association of advocates regularly and ordinarily practicing in the Gujarat High Court with a purpose to promote the professional goals, objects and interest of advocate members in general. The business of GHAA is governed by the Constitution of GHAA. The Gujarat High Court came to be established on 01/05/1960 as a result of bifurcation of the former state of Bombay into two states Maharashtra & Gujarat.
The Gujarat is a land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel, both were advocates and prominent face of Indian Independence struggle. The advocate members of GHAA have been justifying their roles by carry forwarding the legacy of prominent lawyers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel, Viththalbhai Patel, K. M. Munshi, J. M. Thakore, to name a few. This association has produced some of the greatest advocates and jurists of the country. The Gujarat High Court is a parent High Court of various Supreme Court Justices and Chief Justices of other state High Courts. The GHAA is a nursery of various legal luminaries where they learnt and honed every aspects of legal profession.
The GHAA is led by Managing committee which shall have total 15 elected members including of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint-Secretary and Treasurer, each of whom is elected for a year’s term.
The GHAA on regular intervals, for achieving the objectives of the Association, holds legal seminars and study circles to keep the member advocates updated with the current legal developments. The association is also alive to the fact that the legal profession is one of the stressful professions. To reduce the stress and to increase the awareness for recreational activities in a stressful profession like advocates, the GHAA organises various sports events and cultural activities.
The Bar and the Bench are two wheels of a chariot. Harmonious relation between these two branches is not only necessary but also inevitable so as to maintain the rule of law. The Rule of law is essential to realizing equitable growth, inclusive social development and environmental sustainability, and ultimately to ensuring that the type of justice envisioned in the Constitution of India by our founding fathers. The GHAA always believes and abide by the Constitutional principles of law and collectively works hard to uphold ‘Rule of Law’.
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