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Bar Council Of Kerala To Conduct First Online Enrollment Programme On June 27 [Read Press Note]

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
14 Jun 2020 6:42 AM GMT
Bar Council Of Kerala To Conduct First Online Enrollment Programme On June 27 [Read Press Note]
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In view of the constraints posed by the impending pandemic and the lockdown situation, the Bar Council of Kerala has decided to conduct an "online enrolment" programme for new lawyers, on June 27, 2020. This is the first time that any court will conduct online enrollment. Last month, the High Court had sought the response of Bar Council of Kerala on a writ petition...

In view of the constraints posed by the impending pandemic and the lockdown situation, the Bar Council of Kerala has decided to conduct an "online enrolment" programme for new lawyers, on June 27, 2020.

This is the first time that any court will conduct online enrollment.

Last month, the High Court had sought the response of Bar Council of Kerala on a writ petition seeking enrollment ceremony for new advocates to be held via video-conferencing amid the lockdown. The announcement has come in the backdrop of the same.

The programme will be conducted through a web based video conferencing portal namely Cisco Webex, on June 27 at 11 AM.

As per the instructions annexed to the press note:

  • Eligible candidates who wish to opt for online enrolment should give their consent through the website of the Bar Council by login with your user ID and password created at the time of registering for Enrolment.
  • In case, non availability of smart phone/ desktops/laptops etc candidates can use the facility through Akshaya center or any other similar service providers.
  • Only eligible candidates will be allowed. Defective applications will not be entertained.
  • Those who are willing to participate in the online enrolment process shall file an undertaking on stamp paper worth Rs. 100/- stating that all the documents uploaded in the website are absolutely genuine
  • The undertaking has to be uploaded in the website on or before 16.06.2020 and the original undertaking shall be forwarded to the Secretary, Bar Council of Kerala by Speed post within 17.06.2020.
  • On the day of enrollment, the proposed candidates should be ready in Advocate robes which is compulsory at 10.15 AM and well equipped with the hardware requirements for this function. Attendance is mandatory for all the candidates.
  • If any candidate is absent on that day he will not be treated as enrolled. Enrolment certificates will be issued only after personal verification in the Office. Personal verification shall be done within three months.

Before the final enrollment on the abovementioned date, the Bar Council will conduct three "Trial runs" on June 16, to check the technical feasibility of the process of enrolment; on June 17, explain online enrolment procedures to; and on June 26, exactly like online enrolment.

Candidates are required to participate in the trial run; those candidates who do not attend the final trial will be deemed to be excluded from the final enrolment function.

For more details, read the Press Note Here.


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