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Bar Council of Gujarat bans 9000+ Practising Lawyers

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Alka Verma

Published On: October 13, 2021 at 09:40 IST

The Bar Council of Gujarat has banned more than nine thousand Lawyers from practising law.

All the 9168 Lawyers were banned as they were unable to pass the Bar Council of India examination called as AIBE and now they will not be able to practice in any of the Courts of the State.

This was a unanimous decision taken in the General Assembly of the Bar Council of Gujarat.

President of Bar Council of Gujarat, Kishore Trivedi and Vice President Karan Singh Vaghela etc. were present in the meeting.

Along with them, Anil Akela, Chairman of the Registration Committee of the Bar Council, was also present there.

They all issued a notice mentioning that after 2009, it has been made compulsory for every Lawyer to pass the All India Bar Examination to practice in court.

Adding to it the notice stated that any Lawyer who is unable to pass this exam will not be allowed to practice law in any of the Courts in the State.

Also, the list of all these banned Lawyers has been sent to all levels of Court Associations i.e. District, Tehsil and High Court Bar informing them about their ban.

The notice sent to Associations also includes that if any of these Lawyers will be found practising in any of the Courts, legal and judicial action will be issued against them.

It is also said that the Bar Council of India has given time to these Lawyers to pass the AIBE in the next two years.

Previously, all these 9168 Lawyers were given a chance to pass the examination in 2 years when they had been provided with the Provisional Certificate but they failed to do so.

It should be noted here that from the time period of 2009 to 2021, 39445 Lawyers were registered in the Bar Council but only 30277 Lawyers of the State were able to pass the All India Bar Examination.

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