ICAI invites Online Expression of Interest for Empanelment of Advocates

ICAI invites Online Expression of Interest for Empanelment of Advocates

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)  is inviting Online Expression of Interest for Empanelment of Advocates / Advocate-on-Record for representing ICAI and its organs before Supreme Court / all High Courts/ lower courts of Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi & Kanpur and New Delhi.

The Application may be submitted within 14 days.

Eligibility for Empanelment

(i) The Advocate should have a Bachelor degree in law from a recognized university and enrolled with the Bar Council under the provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961.

(ii) The Advocate should have professional experience of court practice for not less than number of years of experience as prescribed below in the respective court for which empanelment is sought, in various fields of laws especially those concerning Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Service Law, Labour Law, Contract Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Taxation, Arbitration, etc. and who are experts in Mediation:

(a) Category A: Advocates with practice of 21 years and above.
(b) Category B: Advocates with practice of 13 to 20 years.
(c) Category C: Advocates with practice of 7 to 12 years.

Provided that the Competent Authority may relax the above conditions at its discretion, if otherwise found suitable in certain cases.

(iii) The Advocate should have an office at the place where empanelment is sought.

(iv) The Advocate should have good communication and drafting skills.

(v) For considering empanelment for the Supreme Court, generally those Advocates who are regularly practising including Advocates-on-Record of the Supreme Court would be considered, if they are otherwise found to be competent and suitable.

Term of Appointment:
The term of appointment of the Advocates would be for a period of four years and renewable for another four years and so on subject to satisfactory performance/handling cases of the Institute.

Payment of Fee

The maximum Fee for Category-A Advocates for appearance at Supreme Court is Rs. 30000/- and Rs. 20000/- for High Courts.

Separate fees has been prescribed for Arbitration proceedings, Legal Opinion, drafting of templates /vetting Deeds and Documents.

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