The Bar Council of the Supreme Court held its meeting 1/2018 in the meeting hall of the Union Attorney-General’s Office yesterday morning.
In his speech at the meeting, Bar Council of the Supreme Court’s Chairman Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo said the State was placing emphasis on the rule of law, judicial sector reform and provision of legal support in criminal case matters and stressed that the role of advocates was very important.
As such, the Bar Council Act is being drawn up to make it more appropriate to the times. According to the new bill, the role of advocates will be expanded. In order to support the drawing up of the new bill, the current Bar Council Act was translated and announced on 27 June 2018. At the meeting, 610 applications to register as Supreme Court lawyers, 44 complaints about the ethics of Supreme Court advocates and 11 complaints over the ethics of higher grade pleaders were received and transferred to the Supreme Court of the Union for further investigation. Advocates need to strive towards improving their expertise, raising and valuing their ethics and obtaining the trust of the public, said the Union Attorney General.
The meeting was attended by Bar Council of the Supreme Court chairman, vice chairman, vice chairman and seven members.