CPDs & Trainings
Every Legal Practitioner is not entitled to practice the profession of the law in Malawi unless he has had issued to him a valid licence to practice. A licence is issued upon a legal practitioner meeting certain requirements. Section 30(5)(c) of the LELPA requires a legal practitioner to attain the minimum number of units of continuing legal education as determined by the MLS from time to time. To enable legal practitioners to meet this requirement, the MLS conducts continuing professional development (CPD) trainings and accredits CPD programmes offered by other institutions. Each legal practitioner is required to undertake a CPD programme of at least twenty-four hours per year. To achieve the twenty-four hours, each member is required to attain a minimum of 6 CPD units set by the MLS. Failure to attain the minimum number of units is a misconduct reportable to the Disciplinary Committee.