LAZ makes it clear that State Counsels rank must be granted on merit

FROM: THE HON. SECRETARY
TO: ALL LEGAL PRACTITIONERS
DATE: THURSDAY, 9TH MAY 2013
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SUBJECT: APPOINTMENT OF STATE COUNSEL
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We wish to draw the attention of members and the general public to the law regarding the appointment of State Counsel. Section 17 of the Legal Practitioner’s Act provides the procedure for the appointment as follows:
17. (1) Any practitioner wishing the rank and dignity of a State Counsel for Zambia to be conferred upon him shall submit his application, accompanied by the recommendation of two State Counsel, in that behalf to the Attorney-General.