The Honourable the Chief Justice, Andrew K.C. Nyirenda, SC is this Thursday, 30th September and October 8th, 2021, set to admit 30 new legal practitioners to the Malawi Bar.
Of the 30, 19 are female.
According to Registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal, Hon. Gladys Gondwe, “the hearings have been split because they tend to attract more family members and close relations generally, and to comply with covid-19 protocols for closed space events, specifically.”
“This will be the second and third groups of new legal practitioners to be admitted to the Malawi Bar this year, following the first group which was admitted on 9th June, 2021,” she emphasised.
Twenty-nine of the 30 new legal practitioners completed their studies at the Malawi Institute of Legal Education (MILE) this year even though they are a 2020 cohort. Their studies were affected by Covid-19 restrictions that forced MILE to close twice.
This will be a third cohort of legal practitioners to be admitted to the Malawi Bar from MILE since 2018 when it was operationalized.
One new legal practitioner is fresh from the University of Malawi.
These legal practitioners will increase the number of licensed lawyers to about 662 from 632.
It is hoped that the increase in number of practicing lawyers, will make legal services and justice accessible to more people.
Congratulations in advance to all new legal practitioners to be admitted soon!