How to Apply

STEP 1 : Download Application Form.
Download the Application form from the Jharkhand State Bar Council Website.
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STEP 2 : Completely Fill the Application Form and submit the form.
(Original with attested copy of following documents)

  • Original board Certificate.
  • Original / Provisional Intermediate Certificate of Mark Sheet
  • Original / Provisional Certificate of Graduation alongwith mark sheet of final year
  • Original / Provisional Certificate of LL.B along with marksheet of each year/semester
  • Four colour passport size photographs [two copies attested in front and two copies attested in back by one person either advocate (10 years experience ) or gazette officer who identify at page no. 9 of enrollment from)]
  • Character certificates of LL.B
  • Attested photocopies of aforesaid certificates and mark sheet
  • A self addressed envelope affixed with stamp of Rs .25/- only
  • Retirement certificate (for retire person)
  • Caste certificate ( For SC / ST only)

Certificate, in the form prescribed, as to his moral character and of his fitness to be an Advocate on the Roll of Advocate of the Bar Jharkhand State Bar Council from at least two persons of respectability and position (not being his relations).

A declaration in writing by the applicant that he will faithfully observe and abide by all rules made by the Jharkhand State Bar Council and the Bar Council of India

A declaration that he is a citizen of India or a national of a country

A receipt from the office of the Jharkhand State Bar Council that the applicant has paid the fee prescribed for enrollment under Section 24(1))(f).

A declaration that the applicant has completed 21 years of his age on or before the day of the application

A declaration that the applicant is not in full or part-time employment or in service.

Other certificates, photographs, declarations and documents as per Application Form

STEP 3 : Scrutiny of Application Form by Enrollment Committee.
The Meetings of the Enrollment Committee of Jharkhand State Bar Council is generally held once in a month and all the applications are scrutinized by the Scrutiny Committee and thereafter submitted to Enrollment Committee of the Bar Council.

The Enrollment Committee thereafter proceeds to examine any objection to the application and decides every application in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the rules made there under and the resolutions passed and/or directions given and/or the principles laid down from time to time by the Jharkhand State Bar Council.

In the event of the Enrollment Committee feeling any doubt or difficulty as to the eligibility of the person seeking admission or as to interpretation of any of the provisions of the Act, the Rules, resolutions or directions or principles, it refers the application to the State Bar Council for clarification of such doubt, difficulty or such question and shall finally dispose of the application in the light of the ruling and/or directions given by the Bar Council in that behalf.

If the Enrollment Committee should be of the opinion that any application for admission made to the Bar Council and referred to it for disposal ought to be rejected, it shall record its reasons in a statement and shall refer the application under Section 26(2) of the Act, for the opinion to the Bar Council of India through the Bar Council and dispose it of in conformity with the opinion of the Bar Council of India.

STEP 4 : Issuing of Identity Cards and Enrollment Numbers to successful applicants.
After the approval of an Application Form the Council will issue an Enrollment Number and an Identity Card confirming the members enrollment into the Bar. The Advocate can then practice Law in Jharkhand State Bar Council. The same is however subject to passing of the All India Examination conducted by the Bar Council of India.