Membership and Premises

Membership to the Gauhati High Court Bar Association is open to all those who practice or intent to practice as an Advocate at the Gauhati High Court. Applicants are admitted as members after personal interview and after undergoing workshops regularly arranged by the Association. Besides other amenitirs, the members are given the privileged right to vote and stand for election to the Executive Committee of the Association.

The Association functions from its Office situated in one part of the Library and within its premises have seven numbers of common rooms for the member Advocates. Five of the common rooms are at the Ground Floor of the High Court Building and two of them at the Ground Floor of the Annex High Court Building.

Limited food counters serve beverages and refreshments. Pay-per-use fax, Online Judgment system is available. Designated area in the Association premise is available for holding client conference. Within its premises the Association has photocopying facility and vendors selling law books of varied categories besides stamps and other postal stationeries.


Association Library is well equipped with large number of Commentary books, Law Reports, Dictionaries, Bare Acts and other reference books for the benefit of its members. The Library prestigiously own some of the famous Reports – All England Law Reports, United States Supreme Court Reports, The English and Empire Digest, besides thirty other Law Reports published from India covering subjects of Taxation, Criminal, Civil, Labour Laws, Arbitration, Consumer Laws, etc. Over a thousand sets of commentary books covering varied subjects including Local Acts and Rules of the North Eastern States also finds place in the Library of the Association.

The Library is pride owner of some of the rare collections from the personal library of Late Hon’ble Mr. Justice N.M. Lahiri, who was also one of the prominent member of our Association, besides books donated by Late Bishnu Ram Medhi, erstwhile Chief Minister of Assam and by Late S.K. Ghose and Late S. C. Das prominent members of our Association.

Association Library have Online Judgment system equipped with Supreme Court Cases (SCC) Online, All India Reporter (AIR) Online, Gauhati Law Times (GLT) Online and Gauhati Law Reports (GLR) Online. Members may get print copies of the judgments on payment of nominal charges.

May I help you

A quick assistance centre for the benefit of the public, litigants, outstation advocates has been set up in the Old Block of The Gauhati High Court Premises.


The Association has Telefax facility for the use of its members on payment of Charges. The telefax facility has been donated in memory of Late Kaneswar Sharma, Sr. Advocate who was also the Secretary of the Bar Association for the period 1978-80. The telefax number is 0361 2733766

Canteen and Kiosk

The Association runs a basic food counter on the Ground Floor of the New Court Building which serves hot and cold beverages, food at a nominal rate. In addition to the said canteen a separate coffee kiosk and bakery shop on the ground floor provides fresh tea and coffee from vending machines along with variety of cakes and other bakery items, enabling quick meal for the Advocates

The employees of the Bar Association gets 15% discount in food

Books and Stamp Vendors

The Association have within its premises six numbers of book vendors stocking latest law books and Law Reports on different subjects giving wide choice to the Advocates who want to widen their knowledge base.

Within the premises the Association also have two stamp vendors selling stamp and other postal stationeries.