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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"

Legal Education

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.

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Welcome

Welcome

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.

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COUNCIL MEMBERS
Her Ladyship Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo
Chairperson of the General Legal Council & Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana
His Lordship Justice William A. Atuguba
Justice of the Supreme Court
His Lordship Justice Julius Ansah
Justice of the Supreme Court
Her Ladyship Justice Sophia O.A. Adinyira
Justice of the Supreme Court
Hon. Miss. Gloria Afua Akuffo
Attorney General & Minister for Justice
Mr. Benson Nutsukpui
National President, Ghana Bar Association
Mr. Anthony Forson
National Vice President, Ghana Bar Association
Mr. Justin Amenuvor
National Secretary, Ghana Bar Association
Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Diaba
Western Regional Bar President
Prof. Kofi Quashigah
Dean Faculty of Law, University of Ghana
IN ATTENDANCE
Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong
Judicial Secretary
Mr. Kwasi Prempeh-Eck
Director of Legal Education & Ghana School of Law
Dr. Mrs Lydia Nkansah
Dean, Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mr. Kofi Abotsi
Dean, Faculty of Law, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Prof. Stephen Offei
Dean, Faculty of Law, Wisconsin University College
Franklina Gesila Adanu (Mrs.)
Acting Counsel, General Legal Council