Bar Council of India
The Bar Council of India is basically a statutory body created in the year 1961 according to the Advocates Act 1961 Section 4. The Bar Council of India is accountable for regulating the legal education and legal practice in India. The members of the body are Indian lawyers who are eligible for this position. It prescribes a code of professional conduct, exercises disciplinary activities and etiquettes over the Bar. The body is also responsible for determining the standards for grants recognition and legal education to Universities who provide degrees to aspiring lawyers so that they can enroll themselves as future lawyers after becoming a graduate. The abbreviated form of the Bar Council of India is BCI.
The headquarters of the Bar Council of India is in New Delhi, the national capital territory of India. The Bar Council of India has introduced its own official website which is barcouncilofindia.org. All information about the Bar Council of India is available on this website. Visit the official website to know all about the Bar Council of India rules and regulations.
Bar Council’s of India
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Constitution of the Bar Council of India
According to the Advocates Act, members of the Bar Council of India come from the Bar Councils of each state along with the Solicitor General of India and the Attorney General of India who is its ex officio members. The period for which a candidate remains a member of the Bar Council of India is 5 years. Both the Vice-Chairman and the Chairman’s term are of 2 years.
Functions of the BCI
Advocate Act 1961 Section 7 clearly states the Bar Council of India Rules and Functions. They are:
- Determining the standards of etiquette and professional conduct for advocates
- Safeguarding the privileges, interests, and rights of advocates
- Promoting legal education as well as laying down legal education’s standards
- Laying down procedure that the disciplinary committees should follow
- Determining universities whose law degrees are valid for the enrolment of a candidate as an advocate
- Promoting as well as supporting law reform
- Organizing and providing legal aid to the people who cannot afford it
- Dealing with and disposing of any issue that any State Bar Council refers to it
- Conducting seminars and workshops on legal topics. They renew jurists and publish papers and journals of legal interest
- Conducting the election of members of the Bar Council of India for running of the Council efficiently
- Investing and managing funds of India’s Bar Council
- Organizing and providing legal aid to people belonging to the scheduled castes
Bar Council of India’s Committees
The Bar Council of India has several committees which perform the task of making recommendations to the Bar Council. The Council elects its members as members of the individual committees. The committees are:
- Executive Committee
- Advocate Welfare Committee
- Legal Education Committee
- Rules Committee
- Legal Aid Committee
- Disciplinary Committee
- Building Committee
Directorate of Legal Education of BarCouncilofIndia
The Bar Council of India has created a Directorate of Legal Education with the intention of organizing, holding, running, administering and conducting teachers training, workshops, and seminars, legal research, etc. It also leads education programs for those Indian students who seek registration after getting their Law Degree from any Foreign University.
All India Bar Council of India Exam – AIBE
In the year 2010, on 10th April, the Bar Council of India Exam decided to examine testing the ability of an advocate for practicing law. This examination is the All India Bar Examination. An advocate needs to pass this particular examination for practicing law. The study takes place twice in a year and tests graduate advocates on the procedural and substantive law. An advocate may appear for the Bar Council of India exam as many times as he wants to. After passing the examination, she/ he gets a Certificate for practicing law. This certificate is valid all over India. Get the Bar Council of India Question paper from the official website of AIBE.
Visit the official website to download Bar Council of India exam question paper of the previous year to be aware of the pattern of the question paper. The Bar Council of India publishes the syllabus for the upcoming All India Bar Examination 3 months before the date of examination.
Bar Council of India Website: http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/
BarCouncilofIndia Contact Number: 011-49225000
Fax Number: 011-49225011
All India Bar Examination Helpline Number: 011-49225022 – Eng / 011-49225023 – Hindi
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