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Bar Council of India (BCI)

26 July 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has stated that under Rule III of the BCI rules “wearing of advocate’s gown shall be optional except when appearing in the Supreme Court or in High courts”, reported the Times of India, and under Rule IV, “wearing of black coat is not mandatory” during summer.

The relaxed dress code, communicated in a letter of 16 July by the BCI, was a response to a letter sent on 2 June by the Tamil Nadu Federation of Women’s Lawyers, requesting the exemption because of the inordinate heat in summer, particularly in Tamil Nadu.

25 July 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has extended the registration date for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) to 13 August, according to a notice dated today (25 July) on the official AIBE website. Registrations were scheduled to end today after the bar exam date was postponed to 7 September 2014.

25 July 2014

NUJS: cobwebs and closet skeletonsA Bar Council of India (BCI)-led “fact finding body” produced a critical report in November 2013 on NUJS Kolkata’s affairs. It hasn't surfaced until now.

24 July 2014

The seventh All India Bar Examination (AIBE – VII) has been postponed for candidates appearing from Cochin from 7 September to a yet undecided date.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) said in its notification that the exam was postponed in Kerala due to Thirunoam celebrations on that date. The notification on the AIBE’s website states:

“As per the council decision via letter ref no : BCI:D:3487/2014, This is to inform the candidates from the state of Kerala who have applied for    AIBE-VII that the examination will not be conducted on 7th September 2014 in Kerala due to the celebration of Thiruonam. All the candidates who have selected their examination center as Cochin will be allowed to appear for the examination that will be held on a later date. The date of the examination will soon be published online."

14 July 2014

“For the first time in the history of judiciary, the Bar Council of India has decided to address the woes of new entrants in the Bar by providing `5,000 as stipend, per month, for a period of five years,” reported the New Indian Express.

The BCI’s members and various state bar council chairmen and vice chairmen met recently in Delhi, according to the report, and resolved that advocates who accept the stipend can in return provide legal aid to poor litigants under the Legal Service Authority Act 1987.

The BCI charges law graduates Rs 2560 as registration fee to take the All India Bar Examination for their practice certificate.

10 July 2014

AIBE In the fourth and fifth All India Bar Exams (AIBE), 80 per cent and 73 per cent respectively passed the exam out of a total of 58,631 applicants.

01 May 2014

CLATThe Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed GNLU Gandhinagar to allow two 21-year-old Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014 aspirants to appear in the entrance exam.

22 April 2014

aibewebsite The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) run by the Bar Council of India (BCI) has been postponed for a month after a delayed website redesign.

11 April 2014

SinsinwarRajasthan bar council member Biri Singh Sinsinwar, is likely to be appointed as Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman following the expiry of the term of Manan Kumar Mishra on 17 April.

05 April 2014

BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that he supported Narendra Modi’s bid to become India’s next PM.

18 March 2014

AIBECertificates of practice (COP) for 784 candidates who sat the 4th AIBE in 2012, have been withheld because of “incomplete documentation”.

13 March 2014

AIBE Less than two weeks after publishing the results of the sixth All India Bar Exam (AIBE), the Bar Council of India (BCI) has now announced a “tentative” date for the seventh AIBE on its website.

07 March 2014

BCI: DollarsThe Bar Council of India (BCI) is considering a proposal to charge $2,000 each to Indian nationals with foreign law degrees who are looking to qualify in India.

06 March 2014

Manan Kumar MishraThe term of Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, who was unanimously elected in April 2012, will come to an end on 16 April 2014, with re-elections to be held the next day.

06 March 2014

AIBE The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced on the the official All India Bar Exam (AIBE) website that candidates can get their answer sheets rechecked for a Rs 200 fee until 26 March.

05 March 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced the sixth Qualifying Examination for the Indian Nationals holding Foreign Law Degrees to take place between 24 and 29 March 2014 in Delhi over six exam papers [BCI notice]

Only three candidates sat for the fourth edition of the exam in 2012, with only one passing [Legally India]

03 March 2014

Supreme Court justice Dipak Misra asked the Bar Council of India (BCI) to not “please electoral politics”, in a BCI golden jubilee conference closing speech.

02 March 2014

NamoPrime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi, Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and legion of judges convened at a BCI function in Gandhinagar.

28 February 2014

The results for the sixth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) are now accessible, according to Legally India reader reports.