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Bar Council of India (BCI)

21 August 2012

AIBE, again Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) passed a resolution again this year to allow graduates who have not yet passed the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) – which was facing “practical difficulties” but may be held in October or November - to practice in courts for six months, provided they give an undertaking.

01 August 2012

All India Bar Exam The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is not likely to be held before October, as the Bar Council of India (BCI) had received expressions of interest from four organisations.

01 August 2012

BCI talks Exclusive: The Bar Council of India’s (BCI) demonstration on 8 August has been indefinitely postponed because talks were ongoing between the lawyers’ regulator and the government, the Delhi high court was told today, disposing of the writ petition of advocate Anoop Prakash Awasthi against the BCI.

26 July 2012

BCI Bhawan1 Exclusive: The Delhi high court issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) to explain how it would continue with its proposed agitation against the Higher Education and Research (HER) Bill 2011, with the BCI having taken police permission for a Dharna in Jantar Mantar on 8 August.

24 July 2012

Exclusive: Advocate Anoop Prakash Awasthi’s contempt of court petition against several senior members of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the Delhi bar council will be heard tomorrow by the Delhi high court’s chief justice.

Awasthi claims that the BCI’s nationwide two-day strike against the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 violated an earlier Supreme Court order restricting lawyers going on strike.

18 July 2012

BCI Bhawan1Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) and the Human Resources Development (HRD) have continued being at loggerheads over the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 (HER Bill), which eventually culminated in a two-day strike last week, as recent correspondence from HRD minister Kapil Sibal revealed limited communication between the warring parties.

12 July 2012

Contempt? Exclusive: Advocate Anoop Prakash Awasthi’s writ challenging the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) two-day strike against the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 was not taken up by the Delhi high court yesterday.

However, Awasthi vowed to bring contempt of court proceedings tomorrow against bar council members for violating an earlier Supreme Court judgment banning two-day strikes by lawyers.

10 July 2012

Wall Street is passe; #Occupy High Court is in Exclusive: Right to Information (RTI) activist and advocate Anoop Prakash Awasthi filed a writ petition before the Delhi high court today, challenging the two-day nationwide lawyers’ strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) for 11 and 12 July 2012 to oppose the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011.

10 July 2012

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05 July 2012

Reports of foreign law firms' death greatly exaggeratedContrary to media reports, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the Madras high court judgment on foreign law firms, expressly permitting the “fly-in-fly-out” of foreign lawyers, while reiterating the law laid down in the Bombay high court’s Lawyers Collective judgment preventing foreign lawyers from opening up offices in India.

04 July 2012

Round 2 Breaking: The Supreme Court has given 10 weeks to serve 31 foreign law firms and the respondents in the apex court appeal against the AK Balaji Madras writ petition, with the Bar Council of India (BCI) arguing that the law should prohibit foreign lawyers from even temporarily travelling to India to advise clients.

29 June 2012

allen-overy-Jonathan-Brayne Aiming to rekindle a “constructive debate” on the liberalisation of the Indian legal sector, UK headquartered magic circle firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has started a public relations (PR) offensive with an independent survey that confirmed overwhelming support for the entry of foreign law firms among Indian corporate lawyers and clients.

22 June 2012

AIBE Breaking: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has formally confirmed on its website that the fourth all India bar examination (AIBE) will be held in August 2012, and has invited tenders from third-party “expert agencies” to help conduct next AIBE.

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