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ABOUT VARIOUS ASSOCIATIONS & BODIES

The structure and linkages between the various professional bodies of High Court lawyers is confusing to many. This page attempts to briefly explain the different jurisdictions and constitutions of these diverse associations.

ASSOCIATIONS

THE BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA

The Bar Council of India is the apex registering and licensing authority in India. It controls and governs the working of all immediately subsidiary state-level bar councils. It is a statutory body constituted under the Advocates Act, 1961. You may want to see the BCI Rules.

THE BAR COUNCIL OF MAHARASHTRA AND GOA

The Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa is the licensing and registering authority for advocates in the State of Maharashtra and the State of Goa. No person can practice the profession of law in Maharashtra and Goa unless he is enrolled by the BCMG. The enrolment license is called a sanad. However, enrolment at this level does not restrict practitioners to courts in Maharashtra and Goa alone. An advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa can practice anywhere in the country, without additional enrolment, and in the Supreme Court of India.

For the most part, however, ethical standards are virtually impossible to enforce in their every nuance. Traditional standards are usually more effective and, with the exception of rare aberrations, adhered to, at least on the Original Side. Some of the older rules of conduct now seem bizarre: for instance, the very first page of our earliest minute books, dating back nearly 150 years, requires that members of the Association should not “keep home” with solicitors, or with judges — a somewhat inconvenient rule, if one was to follow it too rigidly.
The Bar Council also handles disciplinary proceedings against lawyers. Appeals lie to the Bar Council of India. So far the Bar Council does not have an online directory of lawyers on its rolls. The Bar Council of Maharashtra is also a statutory body under the Advocates Act, 1961

THE BOMBAY BAR ASSOCIATION

The Bombay Bar Association is an association of lawyers practicing on the Original Side of the High Court. Practitioners on the Appellate Side have their own association. More about the Original and Appellate Sides.

OF GREEN PAPER, RED TAPE AND GOLD MOHURS

The dual system is charmingly quirky in many ways. Briefs are delivered wrapped in green paper, tied with a red string and folded lengthwise down the middle. Counsel continue to mark their fees in ‘guineas’ or gold mohurs (Gms), another legacy of the Raj. The exchange rate of the guinea still is Rs.15 to the guinea. There is no proposal to float the guinea since it has always been freely convertible at a fixed rate. The rate is not an issue either. Counsel just mark more guineas.

Abolished in the late-seventies (though proposed since the 1930’s or 1940’s), the ‘dual’ system, as it was called, drew a distinction between two types of Original Side practice. Counsel appeared in courts, drafted pleadings, researched law and gave advice in conference. They were briefed to do so by Solicitors or Attorneys. Counsel were roughly equivalent to barristers in England.

After Independence, the system continued to be followed in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and, to some extent, in Delhi. Typically, Attorneys work in firms, though many are sole proprietorships. They interface with clients, whereas counsel do not. Also, attorneys file their appearance (or vakalatnamas) in court and it is their name or their firm’s name that shows up on the daily cause lists.

While the dual system was in vogue, attorneys or solicitors were not permitted to address the court. They had to brief counsel. After the abolition of the dual system, attorneys can — and do — appear in court themselves. In theory abolished, the system continues in a reduced fashion even today, being widely regarded as a reasonably efficient division of labour.

To make things really interesting, every member of the Bombay Bar Association is, thus, on the rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and is entitled to practice throughout the country. Unlike the Bar Councils, though, the Bar Association is not a statutory body—it is more in the nature of a professional guild. Note that not every lawyer is our member; in fact, we represent only a fraction of all the lawyers in the Bombay High Court. You can read more about us here.

THE BOMBAY INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY

Closely linked to the Bombay Bar Association is the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. This is an association—again, not statutory, but like a guild—of advocates who, while on the rolls of the Bar Council (they would have to be, didn’t you get it?), choose to practice as Solicitors or Attorneys. This ‘dual system’ is really a legacy from the British period, and not one that has any sanctity in law any longer (see box).

The Bombay Incorporated Law Society continues to conduct an examination for those who want to qualify as solicitors. The examination is very difficult. No one can style himself as a solicitor unless he has passed this examination and been admitted to the Law Society as a solicitor.

For details, contact the Bombay Incorporated Law Society at its office in the High Court Annexe Building. We cannot respond to queries about the Solicitor's exam.

THE ADVOCATES’ ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN INDIA

This is an association of lawyers practicing on the Appellate Side of the High Court. In numbers it is much larger than the the Bombay Bar Association and functions out of independent premises. The AAWI has its own rules and constitution and is a wholly independent association. More about the Original and Appellate Sides.

ORIGINAL & APPELLATE SIDES

The ‘sides’ really means the different types of jurisdiction exercised by the High Court. On the Original Side, the Bombay High Court can try original cases, i.e., cases filed directly in the High Court itself and not coming up in appeal from the lower judiciary. The Bombay High Court is a ‘Chartered High Court’ and derives its inherent jurisdiction from the Letters Patent, a charter signed by Queen Victoria. On the Appellate Side, the High Court hears appeals and matters coming up from the lower courts throughout the states of Maharashtra and Goa. Received wisdom has it that there is a traditional rivalry between the original and appellate sides and their respective associations. We at the Bombay Bar Association do not subscribe to this theory; our recent experience has been to the contrary. We believe that the larger public interest demands cooperation and amity between all High Court associations.

WHAT IT ALL MEANS

Essentially, that everyone with a law degree and on the rolls of the Bar Council is an Advocate. He may, in addition, be a Solicitor (or he may not). He may practice on the Original Side or the Appellate Side. Or both. Or neither, and may practice in any one of the lower courts. He may be a direct practitioner, which means that he does the work of a solicitor and appears in court. Or he may … well, you get the general drift.

WHOM TO CONTACT AND FOR WHAT

All this can be pretty confusing and it’s no wonder that we get inundated by email and enquiries that are, really, meant for one of the other bodies. Here’s our homegrown guide.

If you want to know if your foreign degree is recognized for practice and enrolment The Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
If you are outside Maharashtra, are relocating to Maharashtra and want your license transferred from your home state to Maharashtra The Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
If you have a complaint against a lawyer. The Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
If you have an enrolment license, practice in the Bombay High Court and want to join the Bombay Bar Association The Honorary Secretary of the Bombay Bar Association.
If you want placement with a firm of attorneys or solicitors or take the Solicitors' exam The Bombay Incorporated Law Society
If you want to contact a lawyer on the appellate side, or join the Advocates Association of Western India. The Advocates Association of Western India

Others say

Gautam Patel
August 13, 2010

@Amit. Who's Jayant Patel? You've just proved my point about people not bothering to read or take the most elementary care before shooting their mouths off.

"No business being on this website"? Chief, this entire website is designed, hand-coded, maintained and operated ONLY by yours truly for the BBA. Nobody else contributes a thing. Take me out of the equation and you won't have a website. Got it?

You're shocked by my impatience and language? Tsk, tsk. Too bad. Deal with it. I -- not you, not anybody else -- bothers to deal with all these comments. I wrote the content for the entire site. I was careful and considerate enough to include a table specifically giving the answers to all these questions. But who wants to read? So much simpler to ask a question, even if it's already been answered, and wait for someone to spoon-feed the commenter.

Guess what? Not happening. Let's be clear once and for all -- the answers are there, in the body text, in these comments. READ THEM. Don't ask the same thing again and again.

And no, I'm not frustrated, and quite perfectly happy, thank you. My good cheer is, however, considerably enhanced by your attempts at long-distance psychoanalysis.

And again, in case you missed it the first time around, if you can't or won't read what's in front of you, do yourself and mankind a favour and stop practicing law. Or pretending to.

Don't bother to try and respond. I'm closing the comments on this page. I have that kind of authority. And there's not a thing you can do about it.

Are we having fun yet? I am, and twice as much as anyone else, certain in my knowledge that this will rile those of your ilk as nothing else.

CHOUDHARI DIGAMBAR
August 13, 2010

respected sir. i need some information about entrance exam. is it
there?. what is result of high court?.shall i start my practice. i am
passes of 2010.

Pooja Misra
August 13, 2010

I am a final year law studet (3 year) want to be solicitor . Please
provide me the information aboyt the procedure and eligibility.

Amit
August 13, 2010

I am shocked at the language of Jayant Patel's reply. If he is this
impatient, he has no business in this website. Seems he is going
through a frustration in his professional life. Cheer up, Jayant, stay
relaxed, and you will win cases!

Gautam Patel
July 25, 2010

People:

1. We do NOT respond to queries about how to enroll with the Bar Council.

2. We do NOT respond to questions about the solicitors' exam.

3. This is not the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. This is NOT the Advocates Association of Western India. This is NOT the Bombay Incorporated Law Society.

All this is clearly stated on the page. We even have a helpful table that tells you whom to contact for what. It can't be clearer than that.

If you don't, or can't, or won't, read what's in front of you, you have no business practicing law. Clear?

July 22, 2010


I ve passed final LLB in May 2010, i want to know procedure to get enrolled for SOLICITOR examination/and enrolled for SANAD.

banesh aursang
July 13, 2010

Respected Sir,
i have complected BSL LLB this Year and also applied for "sanad" just i have Doubt pls clearfy
it is necessary to give new enterance exam for me?

nitin
June 29, 2010

i am student of law but i got family dispute before two years. i got a civil case .what effect on my enrollment.

Sunita Laximan Marshelkar
June 23, 2010

To,
The Registrar,
The Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa,
Mumbai – Goa.


Sub:- Request to apply for LLB Degree Course...


Respected Sir,

I, Ms. Sunita L. Marshelkar would like to request you, kindly to grant me permission to join the LLB Degree course and appear for the entrance exam. I am of the knowledge that under the provisions of Bar Council of India, there is an exception of 5% for SC- ST Category.

I have an aggregate percentage of 41.71% in B.A. (P.S.). I would therefore request your office to consider the same as per above provisions or exceptions.

Much obliged for this act of kindness.

Yours obediently,

(Sunita L Marshelkar)

avinash v patil
June 21, 2010

respected sir. i need some information about the iterence exe. for BC registration. when they will be apply?

balaji bhanudas khule
June 18, 2010

sie i am completed m therr year L L B exam in feb 2010 . plz tell me how yo enroll as advocate. and tell procedure to get my sanad

Deepshikha Singh
June 16, 2010

how to apply sanad by law graduate of may 2010 batch

Gautam Patel
June 16, 2010

To all those who want to do the solicitor's exam, sign articles, qualify as solicitors etc: please contact the Bombay Incorporated Law Society at its office in the High Court Annexe building.

Sri Hari Bathina
June 15, 2010

//Respected Sir, I would like to enroll with the guild of solicitors. Please provide me with details of exam, fee particulars, etc.,//

Sumit gupta
June 14, 2010

Respected Sir, i had done my LL.B in 2009. I am really interested to know the procedure for applying for solicitors exam. I am really interested to go for solicitor qualifying exam. Please let me know the procedur for it. I will be thankful of yours. I am egarly waiting for your responce. Thanks, Sumit Gupta
mob. +91-9891058374 & 9711193456

mazhar khab muzaffar khan
June 5, 2010

sir iam seven sem(5yr)student i want to know about enterence examination for registration

EKTA BHOIR
May 28, 2010

sir,
I am final year student, i want to nw how to enroll for sanad with the prodecure when and how. i am lookinh for praticing,even i would like to give exams which ca help me to get leagal jobs in govt. department.please reply and give your valuable guidance
thank you.

Sandeep Jalan
May 13, 2010

The contents are in fact quite handy.

vinay vishen
April 4, 2010

Sir,I have completed my first year LLB..and now i m interested to know about the procedure for applying to the exam of soliciotr and the eligiblity relating to it..i heard from some of my friends that we have get some form from the bombay incorporated law society from bomabay high court…i will be very pleased and thankful to you if you can help regarding about solicitor’s exam,eligibility course etc..
email add:vikki_smart_indian@yahoo.co.in

vinay vishen
April 3, 2010

Sir,I have completed my first year bcom ..and now i m interested to know about the procedure for applying to the exam of soliciotr and the eligiblity relating to it..i heard from some of my friends that we have get some form from the bombay incorporated law society from bomabay high court...i will be very pleased and thankful to you if you can help regarding about solicitor's exam,eligibility course etc..

March 28, 2010

I am a practising lawyer in mumbai and i want to appear for the solicitors examination but I may not be able to do articleship, would it be possible for me to take the examination

Kartik Tiwari
March 24, 2010

Respected Sir, I completed B.L.S/LL.B. in 2009 at Mumbai. I am really interested to know the procedure for applying for solicitors exam and what quilification is required and when it is conducted. wht will be the syllabus. I am really interested to go for solicitor exam. Please let me know the procedure for it. I will be thankful. I am egarly waiting for your responce.

Padmanabh Ranchhoddas Merchant
January 30, 2010

I am currently enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of M & G. Due to personal reasons, I did not practice as an advocate. My age is 74 years, but I am ok physically and mentally.I seek placement with a firm of attorneys or solicitors.Will Bombay Incorporated Law Society help me in the matter? Please reply soon.

Padmanabh Ranchhoddas Merchant
January 30, 2010

I am currently enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of M & G. Due to personal reasons, I did not practice as an advocate. My age is 74 years, but I am ok physically and mentally.I seek placement with a firm of attorneys or solicitors.Will Bombay Incorporated Law Society help me in the matter? Please reply soon.

Anupam Lahiri
January 25, 2010

I want to know more about the Solicitor's Examination conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Scociety. Please send mail in my e-mail address: anupam.lahiri@gmail.com

Anupam Lahiri
January 25, 2010

I want to know more about the Solicitor's Examination conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Scociety. Please send mail in my e-mail address: anupam.lahiri@gmail.com

Amol Bapat
January 3, 2010

Respected Sir,
What are the chnces that a bar council of maharashtra & goa will take a note & take action against erring advocates & a judge if a documentary proof is furnished in this regard w.r.t their alleged misconduct.

Amol Bapat
January 3, 2010

Respected Sir,
What are the chnces that a bar council of maharashtra & goa will take a note & take action against erring advocates & a judge if a documentary proof is furnished in this regard w.r.t their alleged misconduct.

hardeep singh
December 23, 2009

I have done LLB three years degree from Mumbai university about a decade ago. I want to take sanad now. What is the procedure? Is age a barrier, I am 43.

hardeep singh
December 23, 2009

I have passed LLB thre years degree course a decade ago from mumbai university. What is the procedure of taking sanad, I am 43 would age be a barrier?

Firoz Shaikh
December 23, 2009

Can anyone tell me whats the procedure for getting SANAD.

December 22, 2009

Sir, I am a life member of The High Court Bar Association, Cuttack,Orissa,and would like to be a life member of Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, (Bombay Bar Association) i have inquired here at Pune regarding the membership, but they advised me to contact you, please let me know the procedure and the fees.

Sudipta Choubey
December 15, 2009

Respected Sir,
I am practising in M.P High Court since 2 yrs..1 of my friend cleared the solicitors exam even i am intrested in it ..my question is "" can i enroll under any solicitor in mumbai and during the articleshipcan also practice at M.P high court...plzz reply..
sudipta choubey. advocate

Sachin Sawant
December 12, 2009

Hi,
I have passed my LL.B. degree in May 2008 and have currently moved to the USA. Do I need to be physically present in Mumbai if I need to apply for the SANAD in Mumbai(i.e. Mah & Goa Bar) or is it possible to send my representative and the required documentation & fees. I need to apply for the California Bar exam and need to submit proof of admittance in India. Its not possible for me to travel back to India at this time. Also, I would be ok if I need to provide any notarised Authorisation(by New York Notary Public) to my brother or father to do the requisite documentation. Any advise or information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Regards,
Sachin Sawant

November 23, 2009

Respected Sir,
Please provide the list of university & colleges from which the student are eligible for registration which Bar council of Marharashtra & Goa.
Because I am doing LLB from UP Board college name as Bhartiya Shiksha Prasihd.

Regard
Mohammed

AJIT KUMAR SATAPATHY
November 9, 2009

DEAR SIR
I HAVE COMPLETED M.A.(A&A ECONOMICS) AND LLB. FROM UTKAL UNIVERSITY .I WANT TO KNOW MAHARASTRA JUDICIAL SERVICES EXAM . IF IT IS CONDUCTED EVERY YEAR ?
2) THE FEES FOR BEING A MEMBER IN BOMBAY BAR COUNCIL AND OTHER CRITERIA .

Harsh
October 12, 2009

Respected sir, i am currently studying in my second year L.L.B from pune university, i wish to shift to mumbai university for my third year, would this shift affect my ability to practice law or take a sannad?

September 26, 2009

I was an advocate at Bandra Small Court right now i am at Huntsville AL USA.

Sidharth
September 23, 2009

I have a LLB degree in 2003 from Utkal University, Orissa. I have not enrolled in any bar council yet. I am working for a company. Though I will not practice, I want to take sanad only.

Anyone help me in following queries :
1. Can a person working in a company take sanad?
2. How to approach to enroll for sanad only. Because Bar Council insists to enroll in Bar Association also.
3. What is the amount of fees for sanad (perhaps 750/-)and Bar Association separately.

Regards

Sidharth Nanda

Rupak R. Chitre
September 20, 2009

I had passed the CET of an open University & got admission to a local college called as study centre by university. But the centre coordinator was careless & abused me verbally when asked why the timetable was not followed & lectures suspended. One day his wife who was also the clerk there abused verbally & falsely accused me of misbehaviour. I was send a termination letter dated the same day which I received 5 days latter. I filed a writ in bombay high court to cancel my termination but my lawyer though paid fully wasted time & delayed mentioning the case. When I insisted he did mention but did not fight the termination or the allegations by the college/ university. I have till date not received the copy of allegations or the complaints that the college claim to have. Even my admission to 2nd year was settled out & the case disposed. Now the termination remains as it is I am not cleared of allegations. What to do? Please Help.

prasad d sankpal
September 12, 2009

I ve passed final LLB in May 2009, i want to know procedure to get enrolled for SOLICITOR examination/and enrolled for SANAD.

WASEEM ISMAIL PANGARKAR
September 9, 2009

respected sir/madam
i hv appeared for my final yr blsllb examz n would like to be a solicitor so kindly guide me as wht would be the eligibilty criteria and the procedure for enrolling for it and also provide me with some reference of the solicitors under whom i may conduct my articleship and please do this favour for me

Rahil Shaikh
August 25, 2009

i have completed my LLB in year 2009 i m really interested in knowing the procedure for enrollment in solicitor exam like how much Percentage is require to appear and to whom to contact and should i require to get my sanad befor aplying for solicitor exam

Shilpa
August 14, 2009

Hello Sir,
I would like to be called 'Advocate High Court'
I am currently enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Mah & GOa.
What additional formalities i need to fulfill so that i can use words 'Advocate, HIgh Court)

Gautam Patel
August 11, 2009

@Yamini: Please get in touch with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, at their office in the High Court Annexe Building, PWD Compound. This association does not handle disciplinary issues as it is not the licensing body.

yamini singh
August 11, 2009

i would like to complain against my lawyer.she fought my divorce case which was filed in april 2008 and was finally agreed upon in january 2009.but till date she is not handing over the decree to me despite the fact that i have mad all the payments.i have her mobile phone sms as proof saying that she will give it to me but each time she either doesnt pick up the phone or gives me a different story or date.i m in stress n dont know where to go for help.

Gautam Patel
July 9, 2009

@Vijay Chaugule: You need to get in touch with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. Their office is in the High Court Annexe Building.

@Sanat Kumar Shukla. As far as I know, the Advocates Act and the relevant Bar Council rules do not permit you to put up a name board with "Advocate" on it unless you are actually practicing law.

sanat kumar shukla
July 5, 2009

Respected Sir

I have been granted SANAD by BCMA in 1991 but due to personal reasons I did not pracice as an Advocate.
Sir, Now I want to put a name board at my residence with Advocate as Prefix to my name.
And whether putting a name board requires any Licence.

With warm regards

Vijay chaugule
July 4, 2009

Respected Sir, I completed LL.B. in 2006 at Ahmedabad of Gujarat. I am really interested to know the procedure for applying for solicitors exam and what is quilification is require and when it is conducted. I am really interested to go for solicitor qualifying exam. Please let me know the procedur for it. I will be thankful of yours. I am egarly waiting for your responce. Thanks,
Vijay Chaugule

kamalakar
July 3, 2009

is it necessary to practice for 2 years in a senior lawyers and any amount specified by the bar council for junior advocate during this period.

Dhaval Barot
June 23, 2009

Bar counsil of maharashtra and pune is having very important history. It’s a great ! or not important

Pratibha Agrawal
May 18, 2009

Respected Sir,I have done L.LB. FROM RAJASHTHAN.now i want to regestrar in mumbai bar council.plz sugest me what should i do.& I interested also know about socilitor exam.

Amit
May 12, 2009

Respected Sir,
Kindly provide me with the detailed information regarding the procedure and eligibility criteria for applying for Solicitor Exams to become a Solicitor and its benefits.

priyanka sharma
May 4, 2009

I want to know about the solicitor exam , when it is conducted?

akash
March 16, 2009

Respected Sir, I am interested to know the procedure for applying for solicitors exam. I am really interested to go for solicitor qualifying exam. Please let me know the procedur for it. I will be thankful of yours. I am egarly waiting for your responce. Thanks,

Manoj Dekate
March 16, 2009

Respected Sir, Presently I am studying in third year of 5 year law degree from CHM college. I am really interested to know the procedure for applying for solicitors exam. I am really interested to go for solicitor qualifying exam. Please let me know the procedur for it. I will be thankful of yours.
I am egarly waiting for your responce.
Thanks,
Manoj Dekate

Ashok Giri
February 22, 2009

This is a good website in the modern world website is ver important tool, all the leading professional institutes / Bar councils have invested in their websites and inturn website provides vital infomation required for providing quality service to the clients of the memebrs

K.P.Boda, Advocate,BCMG.
January 5, 2009

I have taken sanad after retirement recenly. In my service I was required to visit courts with Advocates to assist them to represent my employers. This gave me a fare ideal of legal procedures and confidence.I am now offering my service to the clients in form of legal advise and would like to restrict my work to this advisory work only . My question is that am I required to go to court or I can continue with my consultancy ?

Gautam Patel Author Profile Page
November 24, 2008

You need to get in touch with a solicitor or a firm of solicitors. There's no centralized registration for articleship.

Devendra N. Tripathi
November 18, 2008

Hi everybody,

1. I am an Advocate and I wish to become a Solicitor. Would be kind if anybody could tell me whom should I contact in order to register for the articleship.

2. I have responsibilities, so I will have to keep looking after my clients along side my articleship and exams. Is it feasible to practice along side the articleship?

Do let me know on the aforesaid.

Thanks n regards,

Devendra
devendra.tripathi@hotmail.com

Devendra N. Tripathi
November 18, 2008

Hi everybody,

1. I am an Advocate and I wish to become a Solicitor. Would be kind if anybody could tell me whom should I contact in order to register for the articleship.

2. I have responsibilities, so I will have to keep looking after my clients along side my articleship and exams. Is it feasible to practice along side the articleship?

Do let me know on the aforesaid.

Thanks n regards,

Devendra
devendra.tripathi@hotmail.com

November 11, 2008

I have passed my three year law 1986 in ILS law colleage Pune(eligible qualification for Sanad). I am now USA Citizen and would like to come back and practice in patent, trade mark and intelectual property area. I am also eligible for duel citizenship.

Indian citizen is requirment for Application for Sanad. Does that includes dual citizenship or what other options available to me to practice in law field.

Rajendra khisty
October 28, 2008

I represent a trust and we have an advocate uho is trying to legally terrorise the trust by filing false case upon case none of which he wins but is harassing the trust in ordrer to force the trust to pay him some thing in order that he may stop filing frivolious cases against the trust . What would be the right foroum fo approach to stop a rouge advocate and steps can the trust take to protect its self from such kind of blackmail from unscourplous advocates.

October 3, 2008

AdvocateKhoj.com is a communication platform to bridge the gap between people seeking legal representation
and advocates.

For more details refer http://www.advocatekhoj.com

monika jethva
August 6, 2008

i dont want to practise in court. i want 2 apply for tax practitioner. So, is it necessary to enrol for sanad?

Gautam Patel
August 1, 2008

Mr Varma. Small point. This isn't the Bar Council (or even the 'counsil') of either Maharashtra or Goa. This is the Bombay Bar Association which, as this page sets out with admirable clarity, is an altogether Different Thing.

adv.satishkumar varma
August 1, 2008

Bar counsil of maharashtra and goa is having very important history. It's a great !

Gautam Patel
August 1, 2008

Safruna, the answer to your question is yes. There's no restriction.

Alok, good point, we'll see what we can do.

Avnit, the Association is only for those who want to practice law. If you're going to be working with a bank, and are not a full-time practitioner, you cannot take membership of this Association.

Hope this helps.

Avnit Singh Arora
August 1, 2008

Sir, I have five year LLB degree. I am likely to joun a private bank. My question is can I enroll myself in Bar Association and and join the bank?

Alok Tholiya
July 14, 2008

This is a very good portal/site.However without clients the advocates or the bar will loose its purpose of existance.Hence a page or two for litigants, a online forum for them, and occassional training programme / awreness programme will go a long way.

Safruna .I . panjwani
July 8, 2008

can we practise from both the sidieds simultaniously

Gautam Patel
June 6, 2008

You don't need to be a member of EITHER association to practice. You only need a sanad from the Bar Council. Membership of both associations is entirely voluntary, and at the discretion of the Standing Committee of each Association. Membership only gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, not a practice.

manasvi
June 5, 2008

i am a student of law doin the 5 year course from GOVERMENT LAW COLLEGE and i would like to know that if i wanna pratice from both the side ie the original and the appeleant side do i need to be a part 2 associations or can i just be a part of the bombay bar association.?