Bar Articles Regulations

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Published: 1979-11-01

Bar Articles Regulations
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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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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

4. An application for approval of the Council under
regulation 3 shall —

(a) be made in writing to the Secretary;
(b) contain such biographical data of the candidate

as the Council may deem sufficient;
(c) be supported by evidence of the qualifications

required under regulation 5; and
(d) be accompanied by draft articles of service.
5. The minimum qualifications of a candidate shall

be —
(a) at least five passes, including one in English

Language, at Ordinary Level in the Examination
for the General Certificate of Education of a
recognized examining board and two passes at
Advanced Level in the same Examination in
subjects listed in the Schedule; or

(b) qualifications deemed by the Council to be
equivalent to those mentioned in paragraph (a).

6. (1) Articles shall within thirty (30) days of their
being entered into, be registered with the Council.
Registration shall be effected by lodging with the Secretary
a copy thereof certified as a correct copy by the parties to
such Articles.

(2) Articles shall not be accepted for registration
unless stamped according to law.

SCHEDULE

ADVANCED LEVEL SUBJECTS
Ancient History
British Government and Political System
Economics
English Literature
Geography
History (British Economic & Social)
Latin
Logic

Application for
approval.

Qualifications.

Registration of
articles.
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