"The Advocates Act, 1961 may need amendment to consider reintroduction of mandatory apprenticeship and introduction of a qualifying exam for advocates before admission to the Bar," says a proposal app
Most Universities and Law Schools in India conduct Entrance Tests before admission to a Law Degree course. A rigourous entrace test followed by interviews and GDs may be adequate to bring the best. Another test by the Bar Council after passing the Degree may be a futile effort and prove to be negative for many 'not so young' law graduates aspiring to join the profession.
The basic filtration process of admitting one into the Law course has to be further reinforced. There is a absolute lack of quality in the calibre of young Advocates oflate. This should not be allowed in the interest of the nation. I would reccomend the Bar Council examination to be as stringent as possible.
The apprentice should be re-introduced,it was their earlier, don't know why it was removed. Most developed countries have separate exams for entry into the Bar. Its time for a change if we want our Legal System to improve, because it is only the quality of Lawyer of Bar that sits on the Bench and if Bar is not good forgot about the Bench....Really its time for a change, the Government must go for it.........
Since a considerable number of students take the course lightly and make do with a last minute study of the "Dukkis" (examination oriented question and answers) and clear the examinations, apprenticeship and bar examination would definitely be a great idea. But the reasons why the requirement for apprenticeship under a senior lawyer was given up (like seniors casually certifying, asking the juniors to do menial jobs, not giving stiphend, granting certificates even when a person has not really under apprenticeship, refusing to take apprentices on one pretext or the other etc.) should be analysed and suitable steps taken to remove them. Further the bar examination should also be objective.
The Bar Exam should be objective, and all the advocates should be put to test.
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