Bar Articles (Period of Service) Regulations
CH.64 – 52] LEGAL PROFESSION
STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]
Subsidiary Legislation under the Legal Profession Act,
THE BAR ARTICLES (PERIOD OF SERVICE)
[Commencement 16th December, 1994]
1. These regulations may be cited as the Bar
Articles (Period of Service) Regulations, 1994.
2. (1) The period to be served under articles for the
purpose of qualifying for admission to practice shall be —
(a) in the case of a person mentioned in paragraph
(a) of Part C of the First Schedule to the Act,
(b) in the case of any other person, five years.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Bar Council,
on an application in respect of an articled clerk who has
passed all examinations qualifying him for admission to
practice and has otherwise satisfied all other requirements
imposed on his articles, may waive any period of that
clerk’s articles upon such terms and conditions as the Bar
Council may impose.
3. An application for waiver pursuant to paragraph
(2) of regulation 3 shall be made by the counsel and
attorney whom the articled clerk is serving and the
application shall, in addition to any other information that
the counsel and attorney may wish the Bar Council to
consider, include a brief summary of the articled clerk’s
experience in the law.
Period of service
Act 26 of 1992.
Waiver of period