Updated: Sep 10, 2022
The process for enrollment in the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa (Bar Council) is as follows:
First, buy the application form from your State Bar Council. It is green in color and costs INR 500. It is available on the court. You can request your court clerk to get it for you.
second Tips to fill the form: If the address (both permanent and domicile) is outside Maharashtra, then the admin clerk will not accept your application. They do not accept abbreviations, all initials must be supported by full names. (When you get your ID, the first thing you notice is how your father's name is printed on your front, apparently this is common local practice in the state). Fill the form in capital letters.
Documents to be submitted while submitting the ﬁlled form:
(a) Age proof,
(b) Maharashtra address proof,
(c) copies of marks cards of all 6 / 10 / 15 semesters of law school,
(d) copies of your provisional/actual law degree,
(e) aﬃdavit stating particulars, and
(f) your ﬁlled form(you need to get 2 photocopies of all documents mentioned above and they have to be self-attested).
Drafting the aﬃdavit: The aﬃdavit must state particulars, mainly your name, residence, graduating college, that you have no criminal record against you and that if it happens, you’ll
resign from the bar council, and other particulars. The application form will guide you. Payment structure: INR 15000 (14500 for SC/ST) and INR 150 (25 for SC/ST). (Note: the Bar Council is going to increase the fees to INR 15000 effective January 2020).
Submit the application form with the documents: Ask the person by when the next meeting is scheduled to be held. The Bar Council approves the forms in bulk on a given day (usually the end of the month).
What you receive through courier: It might take anywhere between 7 to 30 days for you to receive a package which includes your Bar Council certiﬁcate, and your Bar Council ID.
Eligibility criteria for issuance of Enrollment Certificate
Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen
Academic qualification: Must have passed a law degree (either 3-year LLB or 5-year LLB degree)
Age limit: There is no upper age limit for State Bar Council enrollment