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History

The Association was formed on 13th day of June, 1948 with its erstwhile name under the Presidentship of Late Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Late K. Bora as its Secretary. The first meeting of the Association was held on 13.06.1948 attended by twenty nine leading Advocates of Gauhati who unanimously resolved to form this Association and constituted an Executive Committee amongst the Advocates present, to manage the affairs of the Association. Thereafter many renowned Advocates graced the Association and served for the benefit of the Association in the capacity of President and Secretary and as Executive Committee members.

The Association is proud of the fact that its First President Late Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed became the 5th President of India. He also adorned the offices of Central Cabinet Minister, Minister of State to the Govt. of Assam and the Advocate General of Assam.

Archival Records of History

The Association has preserved records, including minutes and correspondences going back to 1948. Much of these materials are rich in information and will be of immense value to those interested in history of Gauhati High Court and the legal system in North East India as well.

The names that features in the minutes of the proceedings of the Association are quite literally a Roll of Honour. The photo gallery places the copy of the Minute of first meeting held on 13.06.1948 and a copy of Vakalatnama which dates back to 1948.

Sense of Belonging

The Association aptly claims as its own all Judges of the Gauhati High Court whether or not they were members of our Association. Several sitting Judges of the Gauhati High Court were members of the Association till their elevation to the Bench. Among them in recent times:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Amitava Roy
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. K. Sharma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. P. Katakey
  • Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Anima Hazarika
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. D. Agarawalla
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Hrishikesh Roy
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. K. Musahary
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. K. Goswami
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Suman Shyam
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kalyan Rai Surana
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prasanta Kr. Deka
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Nisitendu Chaudhury (since deceased)
  • Hon’ble Mr. Monojit Bhuyan

Members who were elevated to the Bench in the past include:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice T. C. Das
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice D. N. Baruah
  • Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Meera Sharma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice D. N. Choudhury
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice H. N. Sarma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.N.Sarma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. K. Goswami
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Baharul Islam
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. N. Saikia
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice M Pathak
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice D Pathak
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. L. Hansaria
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. K. Sarma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice S K Homchoudhury

Many members of the Association have held the post of Chief Justice in different High Courts of India. They include:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Haliram Deka
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. C. Pathak
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice D. Pathak
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.M. Lahiri
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. K. Manisana Singh
  • Hon’ble Mr Justice S. N. Phukan
  • Hon’ble Dr. Justice B. P. Saraf
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Baran Roy
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. H. Saikia

And the members of our Association who have adorned the seat of the judge in the Supreme Court of India includes:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. K. Goswami
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Baharul Islam
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. N. Saikia
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. L. Hansaria
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. N. Phukan
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice H. K. Sema
  • Hon’ble Dr. Justice M. K. Sharma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amitava Roy

Constitution

The Association has its Constitution with a set of Rules governing election, conduct & discipline of members, employees’ service rules, lawyers’ benevolent fund and welfare fund, etc.