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Bar Council of India (BCI)

16 March 2015

SCBA: No strikeThe Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) announced it would lodge its protest against last week’s alleged killing of a lawyer by wearing white ribbons, but would not be going on the national strike called by the BCI.

14 March 2015

Footage: UnclearAllahabad advocate Nabi Ahmad was allegedly shot dead by a police sub-inspector resulting in local riots and a call by the Bar Council of India (BCI) for a national strike by lawyers.

13 March 2015

The BCI has called for a national strike on Monday, 16 March, to protest the “ghastly and brutal killing of a lawyer by the police officials in court premises” at Allahabad yesterday.

07 March 2015

Advocates ML Sharma and AP Singh, who have represented the 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts and recently made controversial and misogynistic comments in a documentary that was banned in India, have been served with three-week show cause notices by the Bar Council of India (BCI), which deliberated on the issue yesterday until after midnight, reported the Indian Express and others.

BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said: “We have issued the show cause notices to ML Sharma and AP Singh for their alleged remarks made in the documentary.”

Earlier yesterday evening, Legally India reported that the Delhi bar council had also decided to serve show cause notices on both lawyers.

06 March 2015

The Delhi bar council will take suo motu action against advocates ML Sharma and AP Singh, who made controversial comments in a documentary about the December 2012 Delhi rapists.

06 March 2015

ML Sharma, talks flowers Gangrape lawyers ML Sharma, AP Singh might face BCI inquiry (again), promises BCI chairman MK Mishra.

05 March 2015

Delhi University (DU) law students should not suffer in the ongoing tussle between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and DU’s law centres over campus infrastructure, said the Delhi high court yesterday.

04 March 2015

Law minister https://www.legallyindia.com/Law-firms/legal-market-liberalisation-investigation-into-lobbying-and-policy told The Hindu: “Yes, Japan has written to us. We are taking the issue of opening up our legal sector on a positive note, but on the condition that it will increase the face-value of our lawyers globally and there will be a mutual exchange of lawyers, law firms.”

BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra told The Hindu: “The Union Law Ministry has handed us Japan’s letter which says that they are ready and eager to invite and allow Indian lawyers and Indian law firms to practice Indian laws in Japan. The BCI is studying the proposal.”

“We will be framing this rule of reciprocity after carefully examining the situation for lawyers in each country. For example, if they create a hurdle, like a test which is very difficult to crack, we will also do the same here for their lawyers looking to practice here.”

Legally India and Mint reported earlier this week that in discussions with Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) and the Bar Council of India (BCI), the government was taking a proactive approach in liberalisation the legal market, possibly within the next two years.

03 March 2015

CLC DU: CrumblingThe BCI inspection committee that visited Delhi University’s (DU) law schools last year, was of “the firm view” that DU’s three law schools “should be closed down”, the full committee report has revealed.

03 March 2015

Lalit BhasinLegally India investigates in Mint how special interests have succeeded at and could end up indefinitely stalling reform of legal services, despite the government's best laid intentions.

13 February 2015

The eighth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed from its scheduled date of 15 March 2015 to 24 May 2015 “as per the Council decision”

04 February 2015

Delhi University The Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked Delhi University’s law schools to explain by 15 March why they should not be stripped of their accreditation.

29 January 2015

A KiangThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has allowed Legally India’s Right to Information (RTI) appealagainst the regulator, having in December backtracked on its earlier position to provide information.

29 January 2015

Hello again! This week’s newsletter is back with the low-down, context and analysis on the most important things that happened in the last week or so of law.

20 January 2015

Behold: 'Some new rules' are coming...The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided to not go ahead with its controversial new rules that would have banned advocates from the Supreme Court unless they had five years of lower court experience, reported Live Law.

20 January 2015

You may have noticed that Legally India's once-much-beloved newsletter of 122 issues had sadly been on a multi-year hiatus. Well, it’s back.

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