This was stated in a circular issued by council Secretary C Raja Kumar.
However, the BCI in its meeting held on August 26, 2012, had permitted the newly enrolled advocates to practise provisionally for two years, giving them time to clear the exam.
On July 3, 2015, the Madras High Court had directed the council to suspend those advocates, who have not cleared AIBE within the two years.
The state bar council circular said the suspended advocates would be removed from the bar council if they continued to practice.
They would not be eligible for any benefits under the welfare fund scheme for lawyers and not entitled to vote in bar association elections, it added.
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