Green signal from BCI to fresh law graduates to enrol as advocates

November 12, 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on 11th November allowed fresh law graduates of Delhi University to get themselves provisionally enrolled as advocates. In a letter written to Delhi Bar Council secretary, BCI secretary quoted its chairman Birisingh Sinsinwar saying that the enrolment would be provisional and the final call will be taken after the decision of the legal education committee and BCI in the forthcoming meeting. The move assumes significance as BCI had on September 25 decided to derecognise DU's law course after it failed to seek timely extension of affiliation of its three centres Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II. Today's development took place after a letter was sent to BCI by Delhi Bar Council on October 16, requesting it to review its decision barring the law graduates from getting enrolled as advocates. "The students who have been admitted in the year 2011-12 and passed out in the year 2013-14 from Campus Law Centre, Law Centre I and Law Centre II of the Delhi University are allowed to be enrolled as advocates provisionally subject to the outcome of the decision of the Legal Education Committee and Bar Council of India in forthcoming meeting," BCI said. In the October 16 letter, chairman of the enrollment committee, Delhi Bar Council, had requested BCI not to make these graduates suffer "for no fault of theirs" and permit them to be enrolled as lawyers with state bar councils.

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