Established in 1948 on 13th day of June, the inborn name of the Association was ‘ASSAM HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION’. Association was known by this name until 1971-72 when it got its new name as ‘GAUHATI HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION’. The Founder President of the Bar Association was F.A. Ahmed from 1948-49, who subsequently became the President of India. Today, the Gauhati High Court Bar Association is considered to be one of the premier and leading Bar Associations of the Country having membership of around 3376 Advocates including Honorary Members and Life Members.
The Bar Association has produced some of the great Judges, Lawyers and Jurists. This Association has given the Country several Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justices of High Courts, Judges and Advocate Generals of the seven States of North Eastern Region.The members of the Association played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the justice delivery system.
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.