The Kerala High Court was informed by State Bar Council that it will take a decision regarding commencement of ‘enrollment’ process via video-conferencing considering the present situation.
A Single bench of Kerala High Court on Tuesday on plea of law graduate seeking enrollment through video conferencing disposed off writ petition considering the statement of Bar Council of Kerala that they will take an informed decision without delay.
The petitioner Hari Krishnan being law graduate unable to be enrolled in Bar Council of Kerala due to lockdown “COVID-19” contended that the Bar Council should conduct enrollment of petitioner and other similarly situated law graduates through video conferencing. The petitioner further submits that the request for a subsequent physical enrollment may also be considered by the Bar Council.
The Counsel for Bar Council of Kerala submits that the Enrollment Committee of the Bar Council has met and considered the request for conducting of an enrollment through video conferencing. Further submits that a favourable decision has been taken by the Enrollment Committee, which has now been placed before the Bar Council for appropriate decision. The Bar Council is considering the issue and that a decision will be taken without undue delay.
Justice Anu Sivaraman opined that since it is for the Bar Council to take an informed decision on the request for conduct of enrollment through video conferencing taking note of the prevalent situation, considering the statement of Bar Council of Kerala that they will take an informed decision without delay, disposed off the Petition.
-India Legal Bureau