ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL EDUCATION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE COUNCIL OF THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL EDUCATION

   3.   Establishment of council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education

   4.   Functions of council

   5.   Composition of council

   6.   Tenure of Office

   7.   Seal of council

   8.   Filling of casual vacancy

   9.   Proceedings of council

   10.   Committees of council

   10A.   Accreditation Committee

   11.   Disclosure of interest

   12.   Prohibition of publication or disclosure of information to unauthorised persons

PART III
ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL EDUCATION

   13.   Constitution of Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education

   14.   Director and Deputy Director of Institute

   15.   Secretary and other staff

   16.   Prohibition and publication or disclosure of information to unauthorised persons

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   17.   Funds of council

   18.   Financial year

   19.   Accounts

   20.   Annual report

PART IVA
OFFENCES RELATING TO EXAMINATIONS

   20A.   Oath of secrecy

   20B.   Disclosure of examination question etc.

   20C.   Unauthorised possesion of examination paper or information

   20D.   Loss and misuse of examination paper

   20E.   Disclosure of interest in examination or examination paper

   20F.   Nullification of examination or examination results

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

   21.   Savings and transitional provisions

   22.   Transfer of staff

   23.   Regulations

   24.   Repeal of sections 7 to 10

AN ACT

to establish the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education; to constitute the council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education; to define the functions of the council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education; to repeal sections seven to ten of the Legal Practitioners Act; and provide for matters connected to or incidental to the foregoing.

[1st April, 1996]

Act 10 of 1996,

Act 37 of 1996,

Act 19 of 2009,

Act 9 of 2011.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Accreditation Committee” means the Committee established under section 10A;

[Ins by s 2 of Act 19 of 2009.]

“Chairperson” means the person appointed under section 5;

“council” means the council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education;

“Director” means the person appointed under section 14;

“former council” means the council of Legal Education established under the Legal Practitioners Act;

“Institute” means the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education;

“Secretary” means the person appointed under section 15;

“Vice-Chairperson” means the person appointed under section 5.

PART II
THE COUNCIL OF THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL EDUCATION

3.   Establishment of council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education

There is hereby established the council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, have power to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Functions of council

   (1) The functions of the council shall be to provide national, regional and international legal post-graduate studies and training in legislative drafting.

   (2) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-section (1), the functions of the council shall be to—

      (a)   set minimum educational entry qualifications of persons seeking enrolment as students of the Institute;

      (b)   provide minimum educational qualifications for students who wish to be admitted to the legal bar;

      (c)   provide training in legislative drafting;

      (d)   keep a register of all enrolled students;

      (e)    accredit law schools at private and public universities and set the criteria for accreditation;

[S 4(2)(e) subs by s 3(a) of Act 19 of 2009.]

      (f)    approve qualifications of foreign students who wish to be enrolled at the Institute;

[S 4(2)(f) subs by s 3(a) of Act 19 of 2009.]

      (g)   set and hold examinations for candidates for admission as legal practitioners;

      (h)   provide post-graduate judicial training for Magistrates and Judges;

      (i)   encourage international co-operation in post-graduate legal and legislative drafting studies provided by the council;

      (j)   provide such post-graduate courses of legal studies and set and hold examinations in such courses as the council may think necessary;

      (k)   prepare and publish a syllabus of courses of study essential for purposes of any examination set and held by the council;

      (l)   issue certificates to persons who are successful candidates of examinations conducted by the council;

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