THE BAR ASSOCIATION The District Bar Association, Karnal is an association of lawyers practicing on the Original Side of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh.
The DBA has produced some of India’s greatest judges, lawyers and jurists
The DBA has produced some of India’s greatest judges, lawyers and jurists. Indeed, a list of its past and present members would read like a Who’s Who of the law in India. The Bar Association has given the country several Chief Justices of India, Attorney-Generals, Solicitor-Generals and Advocate-Generals of the State. It is not coincidence, too, that its members, along with other lawyers of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh, played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the sub-continent.
Archival Records & History The Association has preserved records, including minutes and correspondence, going back to the 1860’s. Much of this material is rich and will be of immense value to those interested in history for the names that feature in our minutes are quite literally a Roll of Honour: (Alimini Names)… the list is truly astounding.
A Sense of Belonging The Association is apt to claim as its own all Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh, whether or not members. We regularly hold felicitation dinners for them on their elevation to the Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh or the Supreme Court. Retiring Judges are always given a farewell tea party in the Association premises. At these functions, lawyers and members get an opportunity to meet with the judges personally.
Eminent Members Many members of the Association have held the highest positions in the Supreme Court. These include, in recent times:
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh has given India several Chief Justices of India; at least three were from this Association.