Overview on the General Legal Council
The General Legal Council is the main regulatory body for the conduct and administration of legal education and profession in Ghana. By its setup, the council is empowered and authorized to determine the policy and focus of legal education and training as well as the regulation of professional legal practice and ancillary matters.
The serving Chief Justice is the Chairperson of the Council, and the Judicial Secretary is its Secretary together with other appointed members including the three senior most Supreme Court Justices, the Attorney-General and her nominee, the President, Vice and Secretary of the Ghana Bar Association and the Ashanti Regional Bar President.
Conventionally, the General Legal Council on every first Friday of October, convenes a formal meeting to enroll and call to the Ghana Bar, candidates who have successfully passed the Professional Law Examination.
The membership of the Council reflects a balance between academics, legal practitioners and judges which represents the various facets of legal education, training and practice.