Luanda – The chairman of the Angolan Bar Association (OAA), Hermenegildo Cachimbombo, last Friday here suggested that there is a need to debate changes to the current model of the training programme to become a certified lawyer in the country, for he considers it already inappropriate for the context.
The jurist, who was speaking at the closing ceremony of handing over the professional badges to 30 new lawyers, as well as the trainee licence to 136 law graduates, said that the debate is aimed at finding a consensus solution capable of bringing about a boost on the number of lawyers and improvement of their quality.
Hermenegildo Cachimbombo reminded that while the number of lawyers in Angola has been increasing, the number of law firms remains the same, adding that the country now has several law faculties, which means a lot more graduates are seeking to become practicing lawyers.
“In view of this, the board of the Bar Association proposes a new methodology which is not one of imposition, but one that comes out of a concert within the class, aiming for quality advocacy work (...)”, he clarified.
The Angolan Bar Association (OAA) was instituted on 20 September 1996.