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BCI reform: Law Commission quickly takes up SC's gauntlet, requests comments from lawyers' bodies

"The Supreme Court...has asked the Law Commission to go into all relevant aspects relating to regulation of legal profession in consultation with all concerned...the Commission has undertaken the study and requests the Bar Council of India and all State Bar Councils, Bar Association of the Supreme Court and Advocates on Records Association of Supreme Court, Advocates Associations’ in the high courts and their respective benches to send their comments within 30 days,” the Law Commission has said in a statement according to The Economic Times.

The consultation on the regulation of lawyers follows a Supreme Court bench requesting the Law Commission to do so, in a judgment earlier this month.

Around the same time Law Commission chairman Balbir Singh Chauhan also said that the Bar Council of India (BCI) “needs to reform itself”.

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