Regulation Directory project - Belize

Legal Jurisdictions

Belize


Lawyer Title(s)

Attorney-at-law

 

Regulator(s) of Admission

(1) Registrar of the Supreme Court of Belize: keeps the list of attorneys-at-law known as the “Roll”; and the Registrar issues Practicing Certificates


(2) The Supreme Court of Belize: applications for admission to practice law are made to the Supreme Court

 

Contact/URL

(1) Registrar of the Supreme Court No. 1 Treasury Lane Belize City Belize http://www.belizejudiciary.org/web/judicial-officers- 2/registrars/
(2) The Supreme Court of Belize No. 1 Treasury Lane Belize City Belize http://www.belizejudiciary.org/web/supreme-court/

 

Regulator(s) of Practice

(1) General Legal Council: responsible for establishing, adopting and upholding standards of professional conduct; consisting of the Chief Justice or a judge of the Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice, the Attorney General or his nominee, and three attorneys- at-law elected by the Bar Association, of whom two shall be attorneys-at-law of not less than two years standing in the profession, and two attorneys-at-law appointed by the Attorney General; the Chief Justice or a judge of the Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice shall be the Chairperson of the Council.


(2) The Registrar of the Supreme Court: responsible for issuing Practicing Certificates and reporting Attorneys practising without a certificate to the Chief Justice of Belize.


Contact/URL

(1) The General Legal Council: General Legal Council – barassociation (belizebar.bz)
(2) Registrar of the Supreme Court No. 1 Treasury Lane Belize City Belize http://www.belizejudiciary.org/web/judicial-officers-2/registrars/

 

Disciplinary Authorities

(1) General Legal Council


(2) The Chief Justice


Contact/URL

General Legal Council – barassociation (belizebar.bz)

 

Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

(1) The Bar Association of Belize


Contact/URL

Bar Association of Belize (belizebar.bz)

 

 

Primary Legislative Source

(1) Legal Profession Act, Chapter 320, Revised Edition 2000;

(2) Caribbean Community (Movement of Factors) (Amendment) Act 2004, Act No. 22 of 2004;

(3) Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2014, Act No. 22 of 2014; and

(4) Legal Profession - Subsidiary Laws, Chapter 320, Revised Edition 2003; a. Legal Profession (Practicing Certificate) b. Legal Profession (Code of Conduct) Rules. (Prescribed Fee) Regulations; and


Contact/URL

(1) Legal Profession Act, Revised Edition 2000: http://www.belizebar.bz/downloads/legal_profession_ac t_cap320.pdf

(2) Legal Profession - Subsidiary Laws, Chapter 320, Revised Edition 2003: http://www.belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap 320s.pdf

(3) Caribbean Community (Movement of Factors) (Amendment) Act 2004, Act No. 22 of 2004: http://www.belizebar.bz/downloads/CCMF_Act.pdf

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