The BCI has ruled that if a lawyer accepts a job not related to legal or judicial matters, then that person will have to reappear before the aibe, if he wants to renew his license.
The bar council of india (BCI) has told the Supreme Court that it has decided to make it compulsory for those who have passed the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) but have since been involved in non-judicial/legal work , re-sit if they remain out of the legal profession for more than 5 years [Bar Council of India vs Twinkle Rahul Mangaonkar].
The bar association said in an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court that if a person accepts a job that has nothing to do with legal or judicial matters, that person will have to retake the AIBE exam.
“If a person remains in the service with no connection/relationship to legal or judicial matters,” the affidavit says, “then that candidate will have to clear the AIBE again if they decide to reactivate their license to practice after serving more than five years. years from the date of publication of your AIBE result.
The Supreme Court ruled in April that a person in another profession can provisionally register with a bar council, but must pass the Indian Bar Examination (AIBE) and will have six months to decide if she wants to become a lawyer. or continue with the other job.
The Supreme Court has said that the Bar Council of India (BCI) must consider whether a further AIBE review is necessary for those who want to resume defense after their license is suspended to pursue other opportunities, as they would have lost contact with professional law.
The Supreme Court was hearing an appeal filed by the BCI challenging a Gujarat High Court ruling that allowed people with other jobs to register as lawyers without resigning.
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