- An advocate shall not appear in any case in which the outcome of the case will benefit him/her monetarily. For example, an advocate cannot represent a person in a suit for the partition of a Joint Family Property in which he/she has a share.
- An advocate shall not appear in a case in which he/she is or can be a witness to the case. For example, an advocate cannot appear in a case where his one family member is accused of hitting the other family member.
- An advocate shall not practice in a court where he/she is related to the judge as father, grandfather, son, grandson, uncle, brother, nephew, first cousin, husband, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law daughter-in-law or sister-in-law.
Failure to follow these standards may result in disciplinary actions against the advocate.
- Rules on Professional Standards, The Bar Council of India