Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, a Political Target Again..
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa continues to target the well-known lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi and retaliate against him for defending rights activists and national opposition figures.
Salam Expresses Dissatisfaction with what Dean of Bahrain's Lawyers was Subjected to, Demands to Cancel Verdict against Him
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR) expressed its dissatisfaction with what is happening to lawyers in Bahrain in terms of restricting, threatening and forming retaliatory cases for their role in supporting truth and justice.
Minister of Justice De-Lists Special Notary, Suspends Lawyer for 9 Years
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa issued a decision to de-list a special notary, on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee.
Election of New Council of Bar Association to be Held on September 14
Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper said that the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Bar Association will resign on September 14, with the elections of a new council of the association to be held on the same day.
Justice Ministry Refers 4 Persons for Practicing Law without Prosecution License
Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments referred complaints of number of lawyers related to people unlawfully practicing law, especially that they are not enlisted in the lawyers list. 4 violations were monitored and referred to the prosecution.
Justice Ministry Grants Lawyers One Month to Correct their Statuses according to Anti-Terrorism Law
Lawyers received a letter from the registrar general at the Ministry of Justice binding them to submit the financial audit reports pursuant to law 4/2001 regarding prohibiting and combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism and law 64/2017, within one month as a deadline from the ministry to reconcile their situations.
Justice Ministry Prevents Non-Bahraini Legists from Giving Consultation or Following any Administrative Measure in Ministry
Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa issued a circular banning law firms that employ non-Bahraini legists from allowing these legists to give legal consultation directly to their clients on behalf of the licensed office or running law firms themselves. The circular also prohibited non-lawyers enlisted in the lawyers lists to follow any administrative procedures at any of the ministry's departments as of September 1, 2019.
Justice Ministry Strikes off 35 Lawyers who Haven’t Paid Register Fees
The Bahraini Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments made a decision to strike off 35 lawyers, whose names appear in a list in the 4325 issue of the Official Gazette, for not paying the renewal register fee in the general table of lawyers.
Cassation Adjourns Case of Lawyers against Minister of Justice Decision to Monitor their Work until July for Ruling
The cassation court adjourned challenge of Bahrain Bar Association against minister of justice's order 64/2017 to monitor the works of lawyers offices and their clients, committing to international agreements regarding anti-money laundering and funding terrorism in the legal profession until July 1 for ruling.
Justice Ministry Employee and Lawyer Sister Accused of Bribery Case Released
The minor criminal court decided to release an employee in the ministry of justice and his sister (a lawyer) under guarantee of their place of residence. The two were arrested over case of receiving money as bribery in return for releasing a convicted person in a fraud case.
Detention of Justice Ministry Employee and Lawyer Sister over Bribery Case Continues
The minor criminal court decided to renew the detention of an employee in the ministry of justice and his sister (a lawyer) for 15 days pending investigations over case of receiving sums of money for the release of a convicted person in a fraud case.
Justice Ministry Employee and Lawyer Sister Received Bribes to Release Convicts, Refer them to Prosecution
The head of the General Directorate for Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said that an employee at the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments was arrested along with his sister (a lawyer) for receiving money as bribery in return for the former providing services in violation of his job duties.
160 Lawyers Call for Challenging Justice Minister's Decision to Raise Fees on Them
More than 160 lawyers signed appeal to file lawsuit to appeal decision by Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs, to raise fees on attorneys.
Bahrain Public Prosecution Accuses Lawyer of Al-Hayiki’s Family of Spreading False Information
Public Prosecution accused family of martyr Hassan Al-Hayiki of “spreading false news,” after he announced that Al-Hayiki’s corpse had “cuts and bruises”.