FIRST EVER ‘VIRTUAL ENROLMENT CEREMONY’ CONDUCTED BY BAR COUNCIL OF KERALA CREATING HISTORY

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FIRST EVER ‘VIRTUAL ENROLMENT CEREMONY’ CONDUCTED BY BAR COUNCIL OF KERALA CREATING HISTORY

-SHIVANGI PATHAK

‘Virtual’ enrolment ceremony is conducted by the Bar Council of Kerala made history on Saturday. The video held through video-conferencing yesterday and 785 Law Graduates, wore the lawyer’s robes and enrolled as Advocates

The video conferencing was done through the Cisco Webex Platform. The candidates were divided into several groups and batches and were allotted with a specific time slot for oath-taking. The ceremony which started at 9 am in the morning was completed at about 6 pm in the evening.

The candidates were required to take a print out of the enrolment oath to read it out during the ceremony. For the purpose of enrolment of new advocates, One Harikrishnan had approached the High Court of Kerala with the help of video- conferencing amid lockdown. Further, the Council informed the High Court that it has decided to conduct an “online enrolment” program for new lawyers, on June 27, 2020.

On June 16 trial runs 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 which is done before the enrolment on Saturday.

 

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