Bar Council of India - Regulatory body for legal profession and education
Bar Council of India - If you are an aspiring advocate, a law student or a practising lawyer, it is very important for you to understand what exactly the Bar Council of India is and what it does. The Bar Council of India is a statutory body established by an act of Parliament (Section 4 of Advocates Act 1961).
The 'All India Bar Committee', headed by S. R. Das, in 1953, envisaged the Bar Council of India as a regulatory body for the legal profession and legal education. Today, the Bar Council of India not only oversees the legal practices, etiquette but also regulates the legal education. Bar Council also grants recognition to the universities who want to offer legal education in India. It is mandatory for Indian law schools to get recognised by the Bar Council of India and follow the guidelines prescribed by it.
Another important aspect of the Bar Council of India is that it represents the advocates’ community by protecting their rights, privileges and interests. Even the matters of complaint against practising advocates are dealt with by the council through a given procedure.
Bar Council of India - Constitution
Bar council of India is the apex body and it gives representation to all state bar councils. The members of Bar Council of India are elected from each state bar council for a period of five years. Apart from them, the Bar Council of India also includes two es-Officio members - Attorney General of India and the Solicitor General of India. The chairman of the council is elected by the members for a period of two years.
Functions of Bar Council of India
The Constitution of India mandates the BCI (Bar Council of India) to perform a number of functions relating to the legal profession and legal education in India. The constitutionally mandated functions of the Bar Council are listed below.
To lay down standards of professional conduct and etiquette for advocates
To lay down the procedure to be followed by its disciplinary committee and the disciplinary committees of each State Bar Council.
To safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates.
To promote and support law reform.
To deal with and dispose of any matter which may be referred to it by a State Bar Council.
To promote legal education and to lay down standards of legal education. This is done in consultation with the Universities in India imparting legal education and the State Bar Councils.
To recognise universities whose degree in law shall be a qualification for enrolment as an advocate. The Bar Council of India visits and inspects universities, or directs the State Bar Councils to visit and inspect universities for this purpose.
To conduct seminars and talks on legal topics by eminent jurists and publish journals and papers of legal interest.
To organise legal aid to the poor.
To recognise on a reciprocal basis, the foreign qualifications in law obtained outside India for the purpose of admission as an advocate in India.
To manage and invest the funds of the Bar Council.
To provide for the election of its members who shall run the Bar Councils.
Bar Council of India - Enrollment of advocates
Those registered as advocates by any state bar council are eligible for the Certificate of Enrollment.
To register as an advocate in a state bar council, the law graduates are required to fill and submit the advocate enrollment application form and identity card form of the concerned bar council. However, the state bar council issues only a provision enrollment certificate and provisional identity card. To get the permanent certificate of Practice and permanent advocate ID card, one must cleat All India Bar Examination conducted by Bar Council of India itself.
How long the provisional enrollment remains valid?
The provisional enrollment expires after two years from the date of enrollment. So, within this duration, the law graduate must clear the AIBE exam.
Bar Council Exam - AIBE
Bar Council of India conducts All India Bar Examination. Law graduates, after completing their enrollment in state bar council, must appear in the bar council exam. The objective of conducting AIBE is to ensure that the law graduates coming from universities are capable of practising law in India. Through AIBE, Bar Council of India sets the minimum benchmark for practising law in India. Interestingly, AIBE is an open book examination and is conducted in 11 different languages. The test examines the analytical ability and basic legal knowledge of the law graduates.
Questions related to AIBE
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how to download aibe exam previous years questions paper in Gujarati language?
Direct link to download the sample papers of AIBE XV (15) 2020 is given below and can be downloaded in pdf format. One should follow the below-mentioned steps to download the AIBE XV (15) sample papers 2020.
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I want Gujarati language question paper and answer key in aibe exam 2012 to 2019
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sir i completed my graduation in the year of 2004 , & my law graduation completed in 2018 . can i apply for AIBE XV or not need? ..plzz clarify this
There are only two eligibility requirements for the exam:
- Candidates must either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school.
No minimum percentage is required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE 2020.
If you satisfy those conditions, voila, you are eligible to apply.
AIBE QUESTIONSPaper answer 2018
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