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General Legal Council publishes names of attorneys licensed to practice privately in Jamaica

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 4:29 PM

Just under 2,000 attorneys are currently licensed to have private practices in Jamaica.

The names of 1,874 attorneys who are legally entitled to practice privately were published on the General Legal Council's (GLC) website yesterday.

However, the GLC says attorneys who work fulltime for the government and do not have private practices are not required to have practising certificates.

Earlier this week, the GLC issued an advisory noting that those attorneys who have failed to renew their certificates do not have a right of audience before the courts.

The council also emphasised that according to the Legal Profession Act it is a criminal offence for any person to act as an attorney in any matter while not being duly qualified or entitled to do so.

The GCL has also announced an increase in renewal fees which will come into effect on May one.