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The Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Gopal Subramanium according to a press release has stated, that the Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided that the registration period for the AIBE is extended till October 31, 2010.
This will allow law students who are facing delays on account of release of certificates from law schools or awaiting enrolment at a State Bar Council (SBC), greater time to register for the AIBE.
Gopal Subramanium also stated that, SBCs across India are being informed of this decision and will also be kept completely updated on the final number of advocates undertaking the AIBE, 2010 as well as the results of the same, so that they can check the same against their records of enrolment and ensure that advocates who do not clear the AIBE are not allowed to practice law in India. All fresh law graduates and newly enrolled advocates should log on to the BCI website for updates and news on the AIBE.
Speaking to Bar & Bench with a member of the Directorate of Legal Education, he said, “The extension has been extended to October 31st from September 30th. We are just waiting for the applications to pour in. The list of the de-recocognised law colleges has also been finalised and should be uploaded anytime soon”.
Bar & Bench had first reported the chances of the deadline being extended in August when the Robing-Ceremony took place of the BCI members.