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Madhava Menon, judges stress continuing legal education (CLE) to BCI

Manan Kumar Mishra at Dehradun BCI event (via law minister Gowda's Twitter).
Manan Kumar Mishra at Dehradun BCI event (via law minister Gowda's Twitter).

In a two-day conference by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in Dehradun over the weekend, attended by Supreme Court justice Dipak Misra and law minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Professor Madhava Menon held a talk on the "need of continuing legal education to the lawyers", according to the Times of India.

Justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi (Allahabad high court), and Ajay Kumar Tripathi and Chakradhari Sharan Singh (Patna high court) also impressed on the BCI the importance of continuing legal education.

BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra reportedly said that the BCI "has written to the government to make few amendments in the Advocate Act for better training of lawyers. He also said the Bar Council is making sure that non-practicing lawyers are disassociated from all Bar Associations in the country", according to the the Times.

A minimum of CLE hours per year are mandatory in many other jurisdictions in order for a lawyer to remain on the rolls.

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