INSTITUTE OF CORPORATION LAWYERS LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Institute of Corporation Lawyers.

3. Objects of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

5. Board of Management of the Institute.

6. Who shall preside at meetings of the Board.

7. Quorum for meetings of the Board and regulation of procedure.

8. Members of the Board to be full-time officers and to be remunerated.

9. Minister may give directions to the Board.

10. Employees of the Institute.

11. Legal staff of the Institute.

12. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Institute.

13. Employees in, public corporations may be employed by the Institute.

14. Disciplinary control of employees.

15. Board members entitled to appear in courts.

16. Board may engage services Attorney-at-law not employed by Institute.

17. Legal staff of Institute to have right of audience in any court.

18. Capital of the Institute.

19. Charges that may be made by the Institute.

20. Application of the provisions of the Public Corporations (Financial Control) Act.

21. Financial year of the Institute.

22. Protection of the Institute against action taken under this Law.

23. Officers and servants of the Institute deemed to be public servants.

24. The Institute deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

25. Regulations.

26. Interpretation.

33 of 1978,

3 of 1980.

A LAW to provide for the establishment of an institute to be called the Institute of Corporation Lawyers for the purpose of providing the services of lawyers to public corporations and local authorities, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st November, 1978]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Institute of Corporation Lawyers Law.

2. Establishment of the Institute of Corporation Lawyers.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the Institute of Corporation Lawyers (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”).

(2) The Institute shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Objects of the Institute.

The objects of the Institute shall be to provide public corporations and local authorities the services of Attorneys-at-law—

(a) to give legal advice;

(b) to appear, plead or act for and on behalf of such corporations and authorities before any judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal or other body or person;

(c) generally, in accordance with the provisions of this Law, to act for and on behalf of any such corporation or authority in respect of or in connection with any legal matter.

4. Powers of the Institute.

For the purpose of carrying out its objects, the Institute shall have the following powers—

(a) to charge fees, in accordance with the provisions of this Law, for services rendered or provided by the Institute;

(b) to enter into and perform, either directly or through any officer or agent authorised in that behalf, all such contracts or agreements as may be necessary;

(c) to train or provide for the training of members of the legal staff of the Institute in specialised fields of law and ancillary subjects on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;

(d) to acquire, hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge or sell or otherwise dispose of, any movable or immovable property;

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