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Bar Council of India (BCI)

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).

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.