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Bar Council of India (BCI)

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).

15 February 2012

All India Bar Exam Breaking: Around 63 per cent passed the 8 January 2012 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) out of almost than 25,000 graduates who enrolled, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) today.

08 February 2012

image Results for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) would be out within a week, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Ashok Parija, after the Supreme Court today granted interim relief over the Calcutta High Court’s stay of the exam results.

03 February 2012

In Mint today: BCI is not an effective regulator Mint’s Nikhil Kanekal argues in today’s edition of Mint that the Bar Council of India (BCI) should be stripped of most of its powers and replaced with an independent regulators who can better oversee legal education and the noble profession.

31 January 2012

Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has been restrained from publishing the results to the third All India Bar Exam (AIBE) due today by the still effective Calcutta High Court’s stay.

16 January 2012

image Two British-educated non-lawyer entrepreneurs and a team that includes two lawyers have launched a website offering legal advice and services online to the aam admi and companies, which the founding team maintain complies with Bar Council of India (BCI) restrictions on lawyers advertising.

13 January 2012

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will engage a public relations (PR) consultancy and passed a resolution to agitate against the Human Resource Development ministry’s move to take away legal education, which the BCI said was “stealthily trying invite foreign firms”.

09 January 2012

Graduates sitting for the 2012 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) were greeted on Sunday with a tough question paper, as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has said it would slowly increase the standard.

15 December 2011

Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3The Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust has changed its golden jubilee mooting festival plans, clarifying this week that out of the three planned moots in collaboration with Nirma University, NLU Delhi and NLU Jodhpur, the latter has been cancelled by the host university.

08 December 2011

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has extended the deadline to register for the third All India Bar Exam (AIBE) from 7 to 15 December, despite claiming a “substantial number of applications”.

04 December 2011

Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3The Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust announced that it would conduct three BCI moots this season in collaboration with Institute of Law, Nirma University, NLU Jodhpur and NLU Delhi respectively.

25 November 2011

Mint: A page for the legal profession every second FridayMint - easily India’s best quality business daily - will now feature cutting-edge legal industry news and analysis in its pages every second Friday under an exclusive new content partnership with Legally India.

In today’s Mint edition, Legally India editor Kian Ganz’s colum demystifies India’s legal market: Despite India’s fairly average legal population density every lawyer here has to make do with only $1.4m of GDP. This, it turns out, is the lowest figure in both developed and developing legal markets. Click here to read the column on this, pseudo lawyers and more.

Please comment below or on Mint with suggestions for future topics or stories worth covering.

Also in today’s Mint: all-new research on salary progression at law firms, as well as how and why law firm salaries have risen so much in the last five years.

20 October 2011

imageLegally India editor Kian Ganz will now blog regularly in The Lawyer magazine’s new blogs section about the Indian legal landscape. Here is the first post.

By far the personal question that I get asked the most by lawyers in India and abroad is: “Why India?” You might want to ask A&O, CC, Links or Freshfields or the rest of the pack the same question.

12 October 2011

image Graduates who passed the July 2011 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) can collect their practising certificates, which now includes photographs, from state bar council offices from 25 October, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) in a press release yesterday.