The powers of the council

The Legal Council is chaired by the Attorney General and composed of:

  1. The President
  2. The Vice President
  3. The Secretary of the Bar Board, and three advocates appointed by the Bar from a list submitted by the Attorney General.

The Council’s main powers and responsibilities are:

  1. The admission to practice and enrollment of advocates.
  2. To decide whether all the requirements of the Law are fulfilled for the initial registration of trainee lawyers.
  3. To decide whether all the requirements are fulfilled for the enrollment of advocates.
  4. To organize lectures and seminars for the trainee lawyers
  5. To appoint the examiners for the examination of the trainee lawyers.
  6. To organize, conduct and approve the exams and their results for the trainee lawyers. The examinations are conducted by the Legal Council on certain subjects including:
    1. Administrative Law
    2. Constitutional Law
    3. Contract Law
    4. Evidence Law
    5. Torts
    6. Criminal Law
    7. Civil and Criminal Procedure
    8. Immovable Property Law
    9. Wills and Succession Law
    10. Courts of Justice Law /Advocates Law
    11. Company Law
    12. Family Law

Legal Council’s term of office is three years.

All the records of the Legal Council are kept in the Attorney General’s office.

The Chairman of the Legal Council convenes all the meetings of the Legal Council.

By the enactment of the harmonizing legislation all the decisions of the Legal Council are subject to review in a court action brought before the District Courts.