MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS

LAW

The census heading of liberal arts and professions includes  among other lawyers, barristers, teachers, and doctors. An increase in the number of persons belonging to these professions is a definite indication of the educational achievement of the society. During the last fifty years the number of earners in this category has considerably gone up.

The total number of lawyers residing and practising in Amra-vati district is 240. There is only one barrister residing and practising in the district. No women lawyers are practising in the district.

In 1963, the total number of lawyers residing and practising at the district headquarters and tahsil headquarters, where the courts are located, is given below: -

Amravati

146

Achalpur

41

Daryapur

26

Chandur

10

Morshi

17

Due to the various enactments relating to land, the earnings of lawyers specialising on the civil side have considerably reduced. Some lawyers, therefore, have taken to specialisation on the criminal side. There is an increase in the number of law graduates but many of them accept other vocations.

In the district there are two registered associations of lawyers. The Amravati Bar Association was registered in the year 1937 and its total membership at present is 146. The Bar Association at Achalpur was registered in 1939 and its total membership at present is 41.

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