- CJ Koome admits 561 new lawyers to the bar.
- Admission to the bar is a process that marks the transition of learning to practicing law.
- To be be admitted, one must undertake the advocates training programme (ATP).
Chief Justice Martha Koome has today admitted a total of 561 lawyers to the Roll of Advocates.The ceremony was held at the Supreme Court grounds where the new lawyers took their oaths.
The admission to the bar ceremony was a bustling affair, brimming with eager anticipation and a palpable sense of achievement.
The venue pulsated with the energy of aspiring lawyers, proud families, and esteemed legal professionals. The sea of attendees, adorned in a spectrum of academic regalia, filled every available space, creating a vibrance of accomplishment.
The air was charged with a mix of nervous excitement and jubilation as the soon-to-be attorneys awaited their turn to take the solemn oath.
Proud supporters snapped photos, capturing the significance of the moment as legal luminaries adorned in robes and wigs added a touch of tradition to the ceremony.
Amidst the sea of faces, the ceremony unfolded with a meticulous blend of formality and celebration.
In attendance was Hon Moses Wanjala, Hon. Anne Amadi CBS, Deputy Registrar, MGH Deputy Chief Justice and Vice President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
Overall, the admission to the bar ceremony stood as a testament to the dedication and hard work of the new legal professionals, creating a memorable and densely packed event filled with companionship and accomplishment.
Requirements for Admission to the Bar
Admission to the bar is a process that marks the transition of learning to practicing law.
To be admitted, one must undertake the advocates training programme (ATP), a postgraduate diploma in law that is only offered by the Kenya school of law (KSL).
The process of admission is governed by Section 15 of the Advocates Act. Advocates are admitted by the Chief Justice who hears their petition for admission and grants an order admitting the individual as an Advocate.