LAZ opposes formation of another lawyers’ association

LAZ President Linda Kasonde: File picture

The Law Association of Zambia has opposed Lusaka lawyer Robson Malipenga’s application to form another lawyers’ association saying he has no Constitutional right to belong to any other association.

And the Lusaka High Court has adjourned the case to February 19, 2018.

When the matter came up for hearing yesterday, LAZ president Linda Kasonde said the law was clear that only LAZ could license and regulate legal practitioners in Zambia.

She said LAZ was established to regulate and promote the legal profession in the interest of public order through the normal and harmonious functioning of the legal profession on the basis of a coherent system of ethical values and principles.

And Malipenga’s lawyer asked for an adjournment as counsel handling the matter, Diana Bunting, was unwell.

Judge Petronella Ngulube adjourned the matter to next year as there was no objection from both parties.

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