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Bar Council of India (BCI)

25 July 2011

BCI-Gopal-Subramaniumjpg The Bar Council of India (BCI) has elected a new chairman and vice chairman after solicitor general Gopal Subramanium resigned as solicitor general, according to Law et al. News.

24 July 2011

On the day of the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) today PTI reported at least 500 lawyers protested outside one of two exam halls in Chennai, where the first exam in March had to be cancelled due to unrest.

15 July 2011

Legally India newsletterMumbai, exhibiting that clichéd resilience much loved by commentators, continued with its business despite taking shocks and wild media rumours that would dent the spirits of many other cities. While the financial capital continues to live, the legal profession faced its own share of shocks: one new Anglo-Indian best friendship, a new law minister and the loss of its solicitor general and probably also the Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman.

15 July 2011

The government has accepted solicitor general Gopal Subramanium’s resignation yesterday. Subramanium’s continuing chairmanship of the Bar Council of India (BCI) remains uncertain.

07 July 2011

The Bar Council of India (BCI) said today that over 13,000 candidates applied to take the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which is set to take place on 24 July after it was postponed by a month in May.

25 May 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Breaking: The second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed by one month to 24 July, to avoid a clash with other exams and encourage further applications.

09 May 2011

Exclusive: The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) matter pending as a transfer petition before the Supreme Court is not likely to be taken up for another four to five months as the apex court registry awaits submissions of papers from various high courts.

29 April 2011

All India Bar Exam (AIBE) candidates can now apply for the online for the exam.

21 April 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose The next All India Bar Exam (AIBE) will take place on 26 June 2011 for those re-taking the first exam and new candidates, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) today in a statement, adding that certificates of practice were in the process of being prepared.

07 April 2011

BCI-Gopal-SubramaniumjpgExclusive: The second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) was likely to take place on 12 June 2011, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Gopal Subramanium last week, offering re-takes for the 5,700-odd candidates who failed the first exam or those who did not register or sit for the first exam.

05 April 2011

Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) is to take 20 lawyers on secondment from law firms to help it regulate transactional law practice better, said BCI chairman Gopal Subramanium and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) chairman Lalit Bhasin on Friday.

28 March 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Most candidates in the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) scored only 10 marks short of failing, reveal the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) detailed statistics published today. Almost 82 per cent of graduates taking the test in English passed but a staggering two thirds sitting the exam in Gujarati or Kannada failed, with Gujarat and Karnataka as states also seeing the lowest pass rates between 42 and 55 per cent respectively.

26 March 2011

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) in Chennai, which was originally slated for 6 March but postponed to 27 March due to local unrest, has again been postponed to an undecided future date due to Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections.

19 March 2011

Just over 71 per cent of candidates passed the first All India Bar Exam (AIBE), according to a Bar Council of India (BCI) press release, which would mean roughly 6,300 graduates enrolled for the exam would have to retake it including Chennai graduates.

11 March 2011

Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has requested comments on the new draft code of ethics for advocates, which introduces rules on conflicts of interests, bans conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) and continues to restrict advertising and business interests of lawyers.

07 March 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose The Bar Council of India (BCI) said that 96 per cent of 22,000 law graduates appeared for the “historic” All India Bar Exam (AIBE) yesterday, although “unsavoury elements” in Chennai “destabilised” the exam causing its postponement to the end of the month.

06 March 2011

As the fastest candidates are starting to come out of the first All India Bar Exam that is set to end by 3pm today (Sunday), according to one report the standard was “very easy” and candidates were overheard loudly comparing answers. Share your experience here.

04 March 2011

Exclusive: The writ petition filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to force declaration of bar exam results beyond pass and fail will now be taken up for admission on Monday after failing to get listed today following a court holiday on Wedneday when it was originally meant to be heard.

01 March 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Exclusive: The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is set to face yet another challenge in the Delhi High Court as former law student Anoop Prakash Awasthi has filed a fresh writ seeking the court’s direction to the Bar Council of India (BCI) to make the exam’s results public rather than granting a mere pass or fail certificate.

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