Delhi police protest darkest day in history : Bar Council of India

The Bar Council of India Wednesday said that the protest by Delhi Police yesterday seems to be “politically motivated” and the “darkest day in the history of independence” and asserted that the guilty police officials should be arrested within a week. BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a press release that earlier the BCI […]

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BCI asks Jammu, Kathua bar bodies to call off strike

The Bar Council of India (BCI) today asked the Jammu and Kathua bar associations to call off their strike and decided to send a five-member team headed by a former high court chief justice to investigate the alleged incident of misconduct on part of the lawyers there in connection with the Kathua rape-murder case. BCI […]

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Supreme Court takes cognisance of lawyers’ obstruction in Kathua gangrape case

The Supreme Court today took a serious note of lawyers obstructing the judicial process in the Kathua gangrape and murder case and initiated a case on its own accord saying such impeding of the process of law “affects the delivery of justice”. The top court said that lawyers’ bodies have solemn duty to not obstruct […]

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BCI panel discusses SC crisis with Justice Arun Mishra

A Bar Council of India panel today met Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra and discussed the crisis in the apex judiciary. Justice Mishra was assigned by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a PIL relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Four senior […]

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SC deprecates lawyer for saying her client will be raped

The Supreme Court today deprecated a lawyer for saying that her client, a fugitive businesswoman residing in London, is getting threats from lenders that she will be molested and raped on arrival in India. The top court asked the woman’s counsel to “behave responsibly” or it will refer her to Bar Council of India for […]

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BCI Rules on lawyers verification: SC to hear univs

The Supreme Court today said it would hear all the universities in the matter relating to challenge to the Bar Council of India (BCI) Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules 2015, which mandate verification of lawyers. “We will hear all of you and decide it once and for all,” a bench of Justices P […]

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Train young lawyers to understand profession,ethics

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today urged the Bar Council of India to train young lawyers to make them understand the profession and its work ethics. He also asked the apex lawyers’ body, BCI, to improve the quality of legal institutions by training and helping litigants and make the lawyers competent enough to […]

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BCI warns Tamil Nadu lawyers against boycott

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The Bar Council of India has warned the Tamil Nadulawyers that disciplinary action would be initiated against them for indulging in court boycott to protest against certain amendments made to existing rules under the Advocates Act. The BCI also directed the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu andPuducherry to identity such lawyers and submit a list […]

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Disciplinary action: HC directs BCI to take a decision on PIL

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has directed the Bar Council of India (BCI) to take a decision within a week on a plea seeking to transfer the disciplinary proceedings against 14 lawyers of the Madurai Bar suspended by the Council to Bengaluru. A division bench, comprising Justice R.Sudhakar and Justice V M Velumani, […]

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Court seeks BCI response over barring DU law graduates

The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought responses of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Delhi Bar Council (DBC) on a plea challenging the apex law body’s order barring DU law graduates from being enrolled as advocates. Justice Manmohan issued notices to BCI, DBC, Delhi University (DU) and its Faculty of Law and sought the […]

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