How lawyers got green light to advertise services
02 April 2012, 14:10
Advertising companies now have new
clients in town — the advocates. The High Court has finally cleared
obstacles that made it unlawful for advocates to advertise their
services. There are about 10,000 advocates in the country. But the
question arising from last week’s High Court judgement is to what extent
they can go in advertising.
advocates, George Okenyo Omwansa and Marclus Ndegwa Njiru, filed a
petition at the High Court last year seeking determination of two
constitutionality of Section 32 of the Advocates Act, which requires all
newly admitted advocates to work for at least two years as employees in
other law firms, or in Attorney General’s (AG) chambers or in other
organisations approved by Council of Legal Education (CLE) before they
can be allowed to open their own firms.
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