The eye Of the Normal Authorized Council has been drawn to the misguided reportage on some media platforms of His Lordship the Chief Justice’s speech given on the enrolment ceremony of 196 Legal professionals referred to as to the Bar on Friday, fifth Could 2023.
In his speech, (the related portion, which is quoted beneath), the Chief Justice on behalf of the Normal Authorized Council, knowledgeable the brand new Legal professionals of an initiative of the Normal Authorized Council, which was impending.
The Normal Authorized Council is constituted as follows:
- The Chief Justice who’s the Chairman
- A Deputy Chairman who’s essentially the most Senior Supreme Courtroom Choose after the Chief Justice
- The 2 most senior Supreme Courtroom Judges
- The Head of the School of Legislation on the College of Ghana
- Three individuals nominated by the Minister who’re all members of the Bar
- 4 members of the Bar who’re nominated by the Ghana Bar Affiliation.
The portion of the speech referred to above reads:
“Legal professionals within the nation will quickly be mandated to finish a minimal of a 12-hour skilled improvement programme in a 12 months earlier than the renewal of their licence, That is to assist broaden their data and contribute to their development within the career. Consistent with that, plans had been far superior to make the programme, which was enshrined within the Lega/ Occupation (Skilled Conduct and Etiquette) Guidelines, 2020 (Legislative Instrument 2423) a prerequisite for the issuance ofa practising licence to all attorneys underneath the Authorized Occupation Invoice which might quickly be made a legislation”
There was no point out of Legal professionals being required to jot down examinations in any respect earlier than a renewal of Licence and certainly no such modification to the Legislation is about to be made.
The requirement for Legal professionals to finish Persevering with Skilled Improvement earlier than the renewal of a training licence, is an ordinary requirement in some jurisdictions all over the world. This observe is geared toward sharpening the talents of Legal professionals and preserving them abreast with current developments within the Legislation for the advantage of the purchasers they serve.
The Normal Public and Legal professionals are hereby knowledgeable of the misrepresented reportage and the correction thereof accordingly.
GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL
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