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Bar Council of India (BCI)

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.

15 January 2015

How to reject RTIs and alienate lawyers Last year the Bar Council of India (BCI) rejected a lawyer’s right to information (RTI) request and appeal on the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) by simply not answering the majority of queries.

07 January 2015

Screenshot 2015-01-07 12.50.39 The Bar Council of India (BCI) requires lawyers who take the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) to waive their statutory and fundamental rights.

18 December 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) would submit its report on the possible re-accreditation of Delhi University in the first week of January 2015, the BCI secretary told the Delhi high court today in a writ petition challenging the disaffiliation of Delhi University’s law schools, reported the Economic Times.

15 December 2014

BCI: Needs more sunshine & transparencyThis is a short story and video of how LI tried and failed getting the BCI chairman to be more transparent.

09 December 2014

Colleges: Like mushroomsThe Bar Council of India (BCI) plans to fix a maximum limit on the number of law schools that can be started in each state of India, in a move to curb the growth of law schools with bad infrastructure adding to the already standing 1,200 law schools in India.

05 December 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) plans to double the inspection fee for national law universities and law schools in metropolitan cities to Rs 3 lakh, while keeping the amount constant at Rs 1.5 lakh for other law schools.

26 November 2014

Supreme Court advocate Nipun Saxena argues for a young bar and why the Bar Council of India (BCI) should not curtail the practice of young lawyers any further.