In the 19th General Council Meeting of the Bar Association of India held on 11th September, 2016 in New Delhi Mr. Lalit Bhasin was declared elected as the President of the Bar Association of India. The voters were representatives of states from all-over India. The past Presidents have been Mr. M.C. Setalvad, Mr. C.K. Daphtary, Mr. Lal Narayan Sinha, Mr. K. Parasaran, Mr. Fali Nariman and Mr. Anil Divan.
Mr. Bhasin has been elected for a 2 year term. He is already President of Society of Indian Law Firms, President of Indian Law Foundation and Chairman of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators India.
The Bar Association of India is Federation of the Supreme Court, High Court, District Court and other local Bar Associations, Law Societies in India and the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), cumulatively representing as a voluntary body almost the entire legal profession, apart from having a distinguished individual membership.