Agreement Establishing The Council Of Legal Education

In the Caribbean, assume and transfer general responsibility for the practical vocational training of persons wishing to become members of the legal profession; Establish, equip and maintain law schools; Provide appropriate accommodations for curricula and practical instructions for awarding awards, exams and the issuance of the training certificate; to evaluate programmes delivered in other institutions and to allow adequate recognition of legal qualifications. Belize did not join the 1984 supplement, but then signed it. It was signed in 1970 under the title “British Honduras”. [5] The appeal to argue that the law school admission procedure discriminated against holders of non-university titles (UWI) was dismissed this afternoon in a Judgment of the Caribbean Court (CCJ). Persons who have acquired a legal obligation to train cannot be admitted to practice in our region unless they receive the certificate of legal training. However, anyone qualified professionally in a common law jurisdiction can be admitted to one of the legal schools and obtain a certificate of legal training at the end of a six-month course. “Facilitate the development of competent lawyers for the region who, by recognizing their responsibilities as members of an honourable profession and recognizing the needs of their socio-economic background, are inspired by excellence, maintaining high ethical standards, promoting social justice and strengthening the rule of law.” The LEC authorizes its holder to exercise the law in any country or territory that is a signing of the agreement. As a general rule, no person who does not have a EDC can be admitted. The original agreement exempts persons who, on or before October 1, 1971, were qualified for the practice of law or have completed studies that resulted in a qualification that would have allowed them to practice their law before that date and who completed the course before January 1, 1980. [2] A September 1984 endorsement extended the transitional period and also provided separate headteachers for each of the law schools entitled to assign CEOs.

[5] The Council has been in existence for more than 40 years and trains justice practitioners in the Commonwealth Caribbean in the fulfillment of its mission statement: There are three law schools that can award lec: Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago and Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas. As a rule of thumb. B graduates of the University of West India are entitled to automatic admission to the law schools mentioned above, while others must pass an entrance exam. [3] Another agreement allows graduates of the University of Guyana to also bypass the entrance exam.