In India once you have your law degree and you have registered yourself to the bar council you can practice law all over India. The Indian system has :
The lawyers practicing in these courts have one regulatory body. It is called the Bar council of India. It is the registering and licensing authority. As per the Advocates Act 1961, the Bar Council of India performs many duties. Some of the duties are,
Apart from the Bar council of India every states has State bar councils. The person wants to practice law has to enroll himself at the bar council. Once the enrollment is done then that person can practice anywhere in India. He does not have to enroll again in other state council.
There are other bar associations . Bombay Bar Association is one such association. There are some lawyers who work on the Appellate side of the high court they have their own association. But the bar associations are not considered as statutory bodies. They work more like a professional guild.Another association is called the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. This association is not statutory body but works as guild of advocates who practice as Solicitors or Attorneys. The Bombay Incorporated Law Society conducts examination who wants to qualify to work as a Solicitor.
The Advocates Association of Western India is yet another association of lawyers who practice on the Appellate side of the high Court. This association has its own rules and is independent of the Bombay Bar Association.