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BCI to appeal Madras HC order that suggested BCI & 3-year-LLB are not fit for purpose

The legal cat: Still unbelled
The legal cat: Still unbelled

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will appeal the 6 October Madras high court order that suggested disbanding the BCI and replacing it with a body of experts as well as doing away with the three-year LLB degree.

The Deccan Herald reported that:

A BCI general council meeting, attended by members from across country here, decided to challenge the 6 October order by a division bench, BCI co-chairman S Prabhakaran told Deccan Herald.

Prabhakaran told the Herald:

We can’t bar anyone from getting enrolled merely on the basis of a criminal case as it would violate the principle of natural justice. Further, we can’t replace the three-year degree course with the five-year course only as it would require an additional two years for a candidate to complete his post-graduation.

Justice N Kurubakaran’s reform ideas were made in a direction to the Centre to revise the Advocates Act to ban criminal and violent individuals from the legal profession.

Also read: Column on the impossibility of regulating the legal profession.

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