The Punjab Bar Council came into being as a result of the promulgation of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973). The Council commenced functioning with effect from 1st January 1974.
The Punjab Bar Council consists of the Advocate-General of the Province, as Ex-officio Chairman and the Members elected by the Advocates across the Province.
Five years, beginning on the first day of January of the year. The elections are held, so as to conclude on or before the thirtieth day of November in the year in which the term of the Bar Council expires, and the Members elected by the Advocates.