Lawyer’s right to practice can be made subject to BCI-imposes conditions even post-enrollment: Madhya Pradesh HC

28 oct 2020

Lawyer’s right to practice can be made subject to BCI-imposes conditions even post-enrollment: Madhya Pradesh HC

The Madhya Pradesh high court recently had occasion to reiterate that the right of a lawyer to practice can be made subject to conditions imposed by the Bar council of India even post-enrolment.
The court was dealing with a challenge made to rule 9 of the All India Bar examination rules, 2010, framed by the BCI. The bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav and justice Rajeev kumar Dubey observed that, the Bar council of India is conferred with the power to frame rules laying down conditions post enrollment.
The petitioners had approached the court protesting the BCI’s non-declaration of the 2019 AIBE results in Jabalpur and Bhopal exam centres. The HC however, disagreed with the petitioners point.
The petition was dismissed with a clarification that the petitioners may approach the BCI and the State Bar council to take a call on the issue if a representation for the same is made.