Legal practice laws in India
Legal practice laws in India are governed by the Advocates Act 1961; an act passed by the Indian Parliament which provides for laws relating to legal practitioners in India and to provide for the constitution of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and state bar councils. Under the powers granted in the Act, the BCI has made rules known as BCI rules which lay down rules for practice, legal education and professional ethics. Advocates Act 1961 replaced the earlier Indian Bar Councils Act, 1926.
Bar Council of India
The Bar Council of India is a statutory body that regulates and represents the Indian bar. It was created by Parliament under the Advocates Act, 1961. It prescribes standards of professional conduct, etiquette 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.
Bar Council of India Rules
Bar Council of India has been empowered under section 49 of the Advocates Act to make rules. In excise of those powers Bar Council of India made rules which were published in the official gazette on 6 September 1975.
- Parts I, II and III deal with establishment of Bar Council of India, state bar councils, lawyers and their rolls.
- Part IV deals with rules of legal education being rules on standards of legal education and recognition of degrees in law for the purpose of enrolment as advocate and inspection of Universities for recognizing its degree in law.
- Parts V, VI, VII, VIII and IX deal with other aspects including the professional ethics.
- "Advocates Act, 1961". Parliament of India. 1961. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "About the Bar Council of India". Bar Council of India. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "Parts I, II and III of the Bar Council of India Rules". Bar Council of India. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "Part IV of the Bar Council of India Rules (Rules on Legal Education)". Bar Council of India. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "Parts V, VI, VII, VIII and IX of the Bar Council of India Rules". Bar Council of India. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
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