Lawyers who leave practice and take up non-law jobs for more than 5 years will have to reappear for AIBE: BCI to Supreme Court

The BCI has resolved that if a lawyer takes up a job having no connection with legal or judicial matters, then such person will have to reappear for AIBE, if he/ she wants to get his licence to practice renewed.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has told the Supreme Court that it has resolved to make it mandatory for those who have cleared the All India Bar Exam (AIBE), but have since been involved in non-judicial/ legal work, to re-appear for the examination if they stay out of law practice for more than 5 years [Bar Council of India vs Twinkle Rahul Mangaonkar].

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