Bar (Exemption from Examination) Regulations

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Published: 1980-06-12

Bar (Exemption from Examination) Regulations
CH.64 – 6] LEGAL PROFESSION





STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

11. Candidates should attend for examination
promptly at the times and place or places stated by the
Registrar. Candidates will not be admitted to the
examination room more than twenty (20) minutes after the
time laid down for commencement of the examination.

12. Candidates may not leave the examination room
during the first thirty (30) minutes of the examination, nor
during the last fifteen (15) minutes of the examination.

13. The pass mark for each examination is sixty (60)
per centum. Conditional passes are awarded in the Final
Part only, provided the candidate has failed only one paper
and, in that paper, has attained a mark of not less than fifty
(50) per centum.

14. All papers shall be reviewed by the Panel prior
to the publication of examination results, and the results of
such review shall be final. In the case of papers which in
the first instance have been awarded a mark of less than
sixty (60) per centum but of more than fifty (50) per
centum, such papers shall be reviewed before review by
the Panel by a member or members of the Panel designated
for this purpose by the Registrar.

15. Examinations shall be held in June and
September of every year on dates to be published by the
Registrar.

THE BAR (EXEMPTION FROM EXAMINATION)
REGULATIONS

(SECTION 34)
[Commencement 12th June, 1980]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Bar
(Exemption from Examination) Regulations.

2. In these Regulations —
“candidate” means a person seeking admission to

service under articles or who is in service under
articles;

“Secretary” means the member of the Bar Council
discharging the Council’s secretarial functions;

“subjects” means those courses of legal study which
are deemed by the Bar Council to be necessary
for call to the Bar;

Attendance for
examination.

Conduct of
examinations.

Pass marks.

Review of
examination
papers.

Time of
examinations.

S.I. 34/1980

Citation.

Interpretation.

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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

“examination” means an examination deemed by the
Bar Council to be necessary for call to the Bar.

3. A candidate may be exempted from examination
in such subjects as the Bar Council may in its discretion
permit upon being satisfied by a candidate that he has
passed examinations in subjects of equivalent content
administered by a University or professional body which is
recognized by the Bar Council.

4. An application for exemption by the Bar Council
under regulation 3 shall —

(a) be made in writing to the Secretary;
(b) be supported by evidence of academic achieve-

ment required under regulation 5,
and may be made either at or after the time of making an
application for entry into service under articles.

5. Evidence of academic achievement necessary to
satisfy the Bar Council shall include —

(a) certified copies of transcripts of studies and
examination results;

(b) certified copies of the relevant syllabus; and
(c) such other information as the Bar Council may

deem necessary.

THE BAR ARTICLES REGULATIONS

(SECTION 35)
[Commencement 1st November, 1979]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Bar
Articles Regulations.

2. In these Regulations —
“candidate” means a person seeking admission to

service under articles;
“Secretary” means the member of the Bar Council

discharging the Council’s secretarial functions.
3. A counsel and attorney shall not admit a person

to service under articles without first obtaining the approval
in writing of the Council.

Bar Council may
exempt
candidate.

Application for
exemption.

Evidence of
academic
achievement.

S.I. 71/1979

Citation.

Interpretation.

Prerequisite of
Council’s
approval.
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