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Procedure to be a Advocate of Bangladesh

 Rules of Enrolment
The purpose of pupilage is to acquire knowledge and experience in client interview, preparation of brief, finding of law and citations, conducting and arguing cases before the court and following or even emulating the senior. A pupil must closely follow this senior who is an eminent advocate of the Bar and help him in all matters concerning preparation and presentation of cases before the court so that he may learn through experience and practice. A pupil should be utmost respectful and obedient to his senior. He must not shirk any responsibility given by his senior and shall ever be ready to assist his senior as desired by and demanded by him. The attendance of the pupil to his senior’s chamber and also to the court house with his senior should be regular. The senior will certify his regular attendance. Any irregularity in attendance will be viewed with disfavour.It is expected as always that the senior (pupil master) will be kind and considerate to his pupil and encourage them to grow into true lawyers following their example.

Enrolment Procedure

 
1. A citizen of Bangladesh who has obtained a law degree from any recognized University situated in Bangladesh or in abroad or was called to the Bar is entitled to be enrolled as Advocate provide that he / she has to qualify in the enrolment examination held under the direction and supervision of the Enrollment Committee of the Bangladesh Bar Council. Before appearing at the enrolment examination every person shall have to undergo pupilage for a period of 6(six) months under a practicing Advocate of at least 10 years standing in the profession. Provided that a person shall be eligible of being a pupil after passing the final examination of LL.B.
A dully filled up Registration Form prescribed by the Bar Council along with the contract of pupilage should reach to the Secretary of the Bar Council within 30 days of its execution along with an affidavit shorn in by the pupil affirming execution of such contract. He /she shall also enclose therewith a payment receipt of Tk. 800/= as Registration fee deposited through a bank pay slip provided by the Bar council office. Candidate shall have to collect prescribed Registration form from the Bar Council office by depositing Tk. 800/= through a bank pay slip provided by the Bar council office. Registration of the candidates for enrolment as Advocates shall remain valid for 5 (five) years. If the candidate fails to pass the written examination within 5 (five) years of the date of registration his/ her registration shall stand canceled.
 
2. After completion of the pupilage a candidate shall have to apply in prescribed Form ‘A’ for appearing in the M.C.Q. examination for enrolment as Advocate along with the requisites depicted therein including an affidavit in support of his application. The prescribed Form ‘A’, Affidavit and Form ‘G’ are enclosed in the prospectus. Candidate shall have to collect a set of Form `A` & Form `G` from the Bar Council office by depositing Tk. 350/= through a bank pay slip provided by the Bar council office.
 
3. Every applicant for admission as an Advocate shall have to qualify in the M.C.Q. examination and pass written and viva voce examinations conducted by the Enrolment Committee of the Bar Council. The pre qualifying (M.C.Q.) examination shall be of 100 marks of 100 questions. A candidate qualified in the preliminary examination (M.C.Q.) by obtaining 50 marks shall eligible to appear in the written examination. The syllabus and standard of public University / P.S.C. shall be followed and the duration of the examination (M.C.Q.) shall be 1 (one) hour. The written examination shall be of one paper of 100 marks and the duration of the examination shall be of 4 hours. To qualify in the written examination a candidate shall have to obtain 50 marks to qualify in the written examination. Candidates who failed to pass the written examination shall have to qualify next M.C.Q. examination to appear in the written examination. After being qualified in the written examination candidates shall have to appear in viva voce examination. Pass marks of viva voce examination is 25 out of 50.
 
Qualified candidates of the written examination shall have to a pass the viva voce examination in three attempts within a period of three years from the date of his /her written examination result.
Candidate shall have to collect prescribed forms from the Bar Council office by depositing requisite fee (i.e. Registration form fee for Enrolment Tk. 400/=, Examination form fee for Enrolment Tk. 350/=, re-appear form fee for Enrolment & Viva-voce examination Tk. 100/= etc) through a bank pay slip provided by the Bar council office.                               
Fees for Enrolment
Description Fees
 Registration  800.00
 Examination for enrolment as advocate  2400.00
 Enrolment Examination Late fee  200.00
 Examination for High Court enrolment as advocate  6000.00
 High Court Examination Late Fee  200.00
 Examination for Viva as advocate  300.00
 Examination for High Court Viva as advocate  1000.00
 Re- Examination for enrolment as advocate  700.00
 Re- Examination for High Court enrolment as advocate  1000.00

Syllabus for advocate examination

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