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Bar Council of India (BCI)

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.

07 June 2012

BCI crackdown: One teacher, many collegesAdvocates must renew their licence to practice every five years after paying Rs 600 as renewal fees, according to a resolution passed by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on 1 June.

30 May 2012

Bar examThe fourth All India Bar Examination (AIBE) would be held in August 2012, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, although the planned AIBE board has not yet been constituted.

28 May 2012

BCI Bhawan The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided to charge law students a mandatory one-time fee of Rs 100 and law teachers a recurring fee of Rs 3,000, while law schools will have to pay the BCI Rs 5,000 by 30 June.

11 May 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnightIn today’s edition of Mint: On the face of it, my mission was the simplest of tasks possible within the legal system: to get an affidavit. I needed the sworn document proving my identity and address to sign up for a Bharatgas connection. In going the sworn path, I also went against the well-meaning advice of those who told me that getting a gas cylinder from the grey market was easier.

07 May 2012

The Bar Council of India (BCI) at its Saturday meeting did not set a date to conduct the fourth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) but it did decide on the members of a board that will oversee the AIBE.

05 May 2012

Rahulji: Upcoming date with BCI? The Bar Council of India (BCI) has claimed to have made progress and vowed to continue lobbying against the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 (HER Bill), as it has called for renewed resistance to the proposals.

04 May 2012

Bar examClaiming that law graduates in some states are practising without passing the All India Bar Exam (AIBE), the Bar Council of India (BCI) said today it would permanently bar graduates from practice who do not pass within three attempts and 18 months, and assign unique identification numbers for all law students.

27 April 2012

BCI website: Needs some work Either the Bar Council of India (BCI) should censure dozens of law firms for their singing and dancing websites, or it needs to be realistic and relax its strict advertising restrictions, argues Raghul Sudheesh.

24 April 2012

Foreign firms The Bar Council of India (BCI) today filed its long-awaited appeal against the Madras High Court judgment that allowed foreign lawyers limited foreign law practice in India.

17 April 2012

Mishra: Takes the chair todaySenior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra, Bihar State Bar Council’s representative to the Bar Council of India (BCI), unanimously won this year’s election for BCI chairman on 15 April and took charge with effect from today.

13 April 2012

Ashok ParijaExclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) is set to get a new chairman, as current chair Ashok Parija has said that he would not run for a second term in the 16 April elections, as Parija said that the BCI closed 100 colleges since former chairman Gopal Subramanium’s tenure and that it would publish its meeting minutes again.

13 April 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: The turf war on legal education between the human resources development (HRD) ministry and the Bar Council of India (BCI) remains unresolved.

01 April 2012

Indian mooting grows upExclusive [but not true]: The directorate of legal education of the Bar Council of India (BCI) resolved to establish the world’s first ever moot court training academy, dubbed the National Mooting Academy (NMA), by next year, which will become a compulsory part of Indian law schools’ curriculums.

01 April 2012

BCI gives green lightExclusive [but not true]: The Bar Council of India (BCI) passed a resolution late yesterday to allow English and Singaporean lawyers to practice in district and lower courts, paving the way for an eventual staged entry of foreign law firms into India.

28 March 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnightMint exclusive: The Bar Council of India has retained the power to recognize law schools across India, as it emerged from a meeting with the ministry of human resource development (HRD) on Tuesday.

24 February 2012

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LI-Mint exclusive graphic: The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) - trends, facts and figures. Make up your mind – success or failure?
21 February 2012

The Chennai High Court has cleared foreign lawyers from flying in and out of India to advise on foreign law, as well as the operations of legal process outsourcing (LPO) outfits, although it added that foreign lawyers would not be allowed to practice domestic law unless they registered with the Bar Council of India (BCI).

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