Pro. No. 1249/2021 - Federal Advocacy Service Licensing and Administration Proclamation

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Pro. No. 1249/2021 - Federal Advocacy Service Licensing and Administration Proclamation

WHEREAS, it is necessary to ensure better protection of users of advocacy service;  provision of high quality and well-organized advocacy service; and raising the professional standard of advocacy service is necessary to promote rule of law and the right of access to justice; 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish a system that is designed to advance the public interest and prevalence of justice; a joint administration that balances the respective roles of the government and practitioners in order to ensure advocacy services provided with professional independence;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to lay down a system that directs and governs law firms which provide uninterrupted and institutionally guaranteed advocacy service to users of advocacy service;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish a system whereby advocates undergo continuing professional training intended to keep them well informed of the latest developments in the form of new laws, legal concepts, and relevant local and international practices;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish a system whereby advocates can, individually as well as through their own associations, ensure their rights and interests are respected, and advance their knowledge, expertise and professional standards;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish a mechanism by which complaints arising out of the administration of advocacy services are fairly entertained;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby Proclaimed as follows:

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Created Date: 10-06-2021