BCI to revamp legal education, profession by 2012

The Bar Council of India today vowed to revamp the legal education and profession by 2012 and set on agenda various issues that need to be addressed for creating a modern legal profession.

Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 23:24 PM IST

New Delhi: The Bar Council of India today
vowed to revamp the legal education and profession by 2012 and
set on agenda various issues that need to be addressed for
creating a modern legal profession.

The BCI, which conceded that Indian legal profession was
at crossroad, came out with a `vision statement 2010-12`
spelling out various shortcomings plaguing the legal education
and profession.

The vision statement prepared under the aegis of Solicitor
General and BCI Chairman Gopal Subramanium came out with
solutions aimed at all aspects of the profession.

The statement unveiled by Law Minister M Veerappa Moily
attributed highest priority to raise the quality of the bar
through entry-level assessment and continuous education and
training.

Embracing a multi-disciplinary approach, the apex lawyers
body will seek to provide access to knowledge and information
resources to all branches of legal profession by creating a
common platform.

To address the problems faced by the justice delivery
system, it has decided to improve interaction between the bar
and the judiciary.

A common standard is also to be prescribed by the BCI for
those seeking admission into the law schools across the
country.

The legal profession consists of over 11 lakh registered
advocates, around 1,000 law schools and approximately 5 lakh
students across the country. Every year, almost 60,000 law
graduates join the profession.

-PTI