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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.

Two advocates, George Okenyo Omwansa and Marclus Ndegwa Njiru, filed a petition at the High Court last year seeking determination of two issues.

One was 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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