APPLICATION/renewal FOR CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICE
There are two categories of COP
a. Advocates’ enrolled on or before 11th June 2010
b. Advocates’ enrolled on or after 12th June 2010
The advocates who enrolled on or after 12the June, 2010 after passing the AIBE examination, BAR council of India issues the Certificate of Practice within 30 days of the date of declaration of results. The COP issued by BCI is valid for 5 years and should be renewed 6 months prior to the expiry of the certificate by BAR council of Kerala for maintaining uninterrupted practice with the courts
The COP is Issued by BAR council of Kerala for Advocates enrolled on or before 11th June 2010. The COP is released by the BAR council of Kerala after the advocates submit the application with relevant fees and is valid for 5 years and should be renewed 6 months prior to the expiry of the certificate for maintaining uninterrupted practice of the advocate with the courts.
LLB degree pre condition for COP
c. COP can be applied by advocates who has a LLB degree. The certificate should be submitted when an advocate applies for COP
d. Advocates enrolled on or after Jan 1st 1976, university verification of LLB degree should be completed.