BCI to hold consultations on resumption of courtroom hearings across country

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday decided to hold countrywide consultations with lawyers and litigants on resumption of regular hearings in all courts, which have only been taking up urgent matters via videoconferencing during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The BCI observed that litigants are unable to get justice through the virtual courts. “It (BCI) […]

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BCI imposes 3-year moratorium on opening of new law colleges

Taking note of mushrooming of law colleges in the country, the Bar Council of India has imposed a three-year moratorium on opening of new institutions barring national law universities, if proposed by a state. The apex bar body said that it would lay stress on the improvement of standard of existing institutions and that the […]

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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 stays suspension of 126 TN lawyers till Aug 22

Bar Council of India has stayed its July 24 order suspending 126 Tamil Nadu lawyers, including leaders of various bar associations, in view of the temporary withdrawal of their three month-long protest over recent amendments to the disciplinary rules under the Advocates Act. Staying the suspension till August 22, the BCI directed the Bar Council […]

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SC imposes Rs 25,000 cost on Bar Council of India

The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Bar Council of India, the apex body for lawyers, for failing to respond to a plea seeking setting up of a permanent body to hold Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and justices A M Khanwilkar and […]

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Revoke suspension of lawyer within a week: Madras HC to BCI

The Madras High Court has directed Bar Council of India (BCI) to revoke within a week the suspension of a Madurai-based advocate for alleged misconduct, while making it clear that its order was only limited to his case. The division bench comprising justices V Ramasubramanian and N Kirubakaran before which a petition by M Thirunavukkarasu challenging […]

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SC seeks BCI reply on AIBE

The Supreme Court today sought response from apex bar body Bar Council of India on a plea challenging holding of All India Bar Examination for granting advocacy licences, saying the profession has become “overcrowded” and the system is “crying for reforms”. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice U U Lalit said […]

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Patiala Court: BCI to take action vs guilty lawyers

The Bar Council of India has decided to crack the whip on the group of unruly lawyers who indulged in violence at the Patiala House Court complex here, saying the licences of those found guilty will be suspended for life. Apologising for the violence in the court premises yesterday which had occurred for a second […]

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Shut law colleges which lack infra : CJI to BCI

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today asked the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex body of lawyers, to crack the whip on law colleges which lack appropriate infrastructure by shutting them down. “There are law colleges where you may not have faculty, no library or where attendance will not be marked. I […]

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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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