Only members of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) are allowed to practice law in Liberia. To become a member of the bar the applicant is required to:
Additionally a license is required to practice law in Liberia (§ 17.9 Judiciary Law). The licensed is issued by the Bureau of Revenues of the county or territory in which the licensee resides and registered in the office of the Clerk of Court of the county or territory.
All lawyers must pay a yearly fee to the LRA of US$100. Similarly all lawyers must pay a fee to the respective bar associations. In this regard, Attorneys at Law are to pay US$180 whereas Counsellors at Law are required to pay US$360 to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing.
Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court
Any attorney who has practiced law for at least five years may submit a petition to the Supreme Court to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court as a counsellor to the Supreme Court. The petition shall be supported by the affidavits of at least two practicing counsellors of the Supreme Court, one of whom shall present the petition to the Supreme Court. The petitioner must also pass a written examination on questions which a lawyer in practice before the Supreme Court may reasonably expect to meet, which shall be prepared and conducted by the National Board of Bar Examiners.
Lawyers are not allowed to advertise in Liberia.
Acts and Regulations
The Judiciary Law of 1972 can be found here.
The Code of Moral and Professional Ethics can be found here.
The Circuit Court Rules can be found here.
The General Court Rules can be found here.