About the GLC Logo
Handcuffs (Epa) is a symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity. Adolph Agbo in "Values of Adinkra Symbols" notes that handcuffs were introduced in Africa as a result of the slave trade and later became popular among chiefs in restraining offenders of the law. "The Symbol reminds offenders of the uncompromising nature of the law. It however discourages all forms of slavery"
The General Legal Council is mandated to provide overall oversight on the administration of Legal Education in Ghana and the professional training of Lawyers.
The Disciplinary Committee
This Committee performs the very important function of upholding standards of professional conduct of attorneys-at-law and enforcing discipline in the Legal Profession.
Is your Lawyer Licensed?
Only Lawyers who are Licensed by the Council are authorized to practice within the jurisdiction of Ghana and can be given audience at a court. For a list of Licensed Lawyers, find out from the Lawyers in Good Standing.
2016 Enrollment of New Lawyers
A group picture of Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Ms. Sophia A. B. Akuffo, the immediate past Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina T. Wood, the members of the GLC and the newly enrolled lawyers at the forecourt of the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.
The General Legal Council was set up in 1960 by an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Legal Profession in Ghana. The Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act 32). The scope of the Legal Profession Act includes organisation of legal education and upholding standards of professional conduct and discipline.