The Bar Association chooses its side

Lawyer competition controversy: The Bar Association chooses its side
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Following the controversy around the written examination for access to the legal profession which affected the Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Ouahbi, the Moroccan Bar Association (ABM) finally broke its silence by denouncing several points. We notice that those who were not so long ago in arm wrestling with the minister, now seem to side with him…

Meeting urgently on Friday, the office of the Moroccan Bar Association dwelt on the many reactions that followed the announcement of the results of the written examination for aptitude to practice the profession of lawyer ( December 4 session).

In a press release, which seems to position itself on the side of the protagonist of this controversy, Abdellatif Ouahbi, and not that of the ” victims“, the ABM first denounced and refused “de take advantage of the aptitude test for the practice of the legal profession, to relaunch the campaign to target the legal profession and the pursuit of gratuitous accusations against professional institutions while calling into question their credibility “.

The same association affirmed that access to the profession of lawyer, although it is a free profession, ” is regulated by law and is subject to institutional control in accordance with legal and realistic conditions that guarantee the provision of the necessary conditions so that the arrivals who pass the training period in conditions that qualify them to immerse themselves in the fundamental principles and values ​​of the exercise of the profession “.

Thus, the ABM denounced the ” unjustified reactions that exceed the limits of the legitimate right to protest, and deviate from possible legal and administrative avenues, to harm, abuse and defame successful candidates and their families, as well as the institutions concerned and governing the examination ».

Ultimately, the Association called on all lawyers to respect legal standards and traditions, and to preserve the spirit of professional vigilance in the face of malicious campaigns targeting the profession, by encouraging them to unite around their professional institutions.

After the publication of this statement by the ABM, signed by its president Abdelouahed El Ansari, the reactions were quick.

Omar Hiyani, municipal councilor in Rabat of the Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD), recalled that part of the ” family of the president of the ABM, is on the list of candidates admitted to the written examination of aptitude for the exercise of the profession of lawyer, in particular his son, his daughter and a relative who bears the same surname .

In the meantime, the famous explanations of the Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Ouahbi, about this controversy, announced by the government spokesman, Mustapha Baitas, are still pending…

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