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Bar Council of India (BCI)

Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi

The Bar Council of India is a statutory body established under the section 4 of advocates Act 1961 that regulates the legal practice and legal education in India, Courses like Bachelor of Law (LLB), Master of Law (LLM) etc.. It’s members are elected from amongst the lawyers in India and as such represents the Indian bar. It prescribes standards of professional conduct, etiquettes and exercises disciplinary jurisdiction over the bar. It also sets standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as a qualification for students to enroll themselves as advocates upon graduation.

In March 1953, the ‘All India Bar Committee’, headed by S. R. Das, submitted a report which proposed the creation of a bar council for each state and an all-India bar council as an apex body. It was suggested that the all India bar council would regulate the legal profession and set the standard of legal education. The Law Commission of India was assigned the job of assembling a report on judicial administration reforms. In 1961, the Advocates Act was introduced to implement the recommendations made by the ‘All India Bar Committee’ and ‘Law Commission’. M. C. Setalvad and C. K. Daphtary were the first chairmen and vice-chairman respectively. In 1963, C. K. Daphtary became the Chairman and S. K. Ghose became the Vice-Chairman.

BCI Contact Details

Bar Council of India (BCI)

21, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area, Near Bal Bhawan
New Delhi110002, Delhi, India

Tel: 011-49225000
E-mail: [email protected]

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Founded in:1961
Headquarters:New Delhi
Chairman:Manan Kumar Mishra
Vice ChairmanSatish A. Deshmukha
Co-Chairman:Sadhashiva Reddy
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