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Directorate & Division

The mandate of the office of the Secretary/CEO is derived from S.11 (1) (2) (3) (4) of the Legal Education Act No.27 of 2012 which requires the Council to appoint a Secretary who shall be responsible for the day to day running of the affairs of the Council and such other duties as may be assigned by the Council.   The overall purpose of the office is to give general direction and leadership to the Council in the achievement of its mandate.

The Directorate executes the mandate of Council in the Regulation of Legal Education under the provisions of Section 8 of the Legal Education Act 2012 and the incidental Regulations of 2016. It also ensures the maintenance of quality standards by monitoring and evaluating the implementation of quality standards by legal education providers in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 (1) (c), S. (2) (e) and 3 (h) of the Legal Education Act. 2012.
The Directorate comprises of two Divisions; the Standards and Licensing Division and the Supervision and Compliance Division.

The mandate of the Directorate of Examinations is derived from Section 8 subsection 1(f) of the Legal Education Act No. 27 of 2012 which requires the Council to administer such professional examinations as may be prescribed under section 13 of the Advocates Act.
The Directorate comprises of two Divisions; the Test Development Division and the Examination Administration Division.

The Division is established pursuant to the Public Finance Management Act 2012 section 73 that requires an audit unit to be established in all government bodies. Internal Audit is responsible for providing objective risk assurance, ensuring governance system are established, functioning, and providing consulting services to the Board and management guided by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as per the Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA).

The Division consists of two units: The Human Resource unit oversees workforce-related tasks, including talent acquisition, recruitment, employee development, performance management, employee relations, and welfare. The Administrative Unit manages office operations, records maintenance, and transportation to ensure seamless day-to-day functioning.

The Division of Finance and Accounting is responsible for managing the budgeting process, approving accounts receivables and payables, overseeing organizational billing, reconciling accounts, and preparing financial reports for internal and external use. The PFM Act 2012, establishes the Office of the Accounting Officer for a State Corporation whose responsibilities require the functions of the Finance and Accounts Department.

The Division implements policies and procedures necessary to ensure the effective, secure, and appropriate use of organization Information Communication Technology (ICT) resources and services.

The primary role of the Division is to promote public confidence and trust in CLE by conveying informative, accurate, timely and factual information.

The Division is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the legal and regulatory framework and providing company secretarial services to the Board of Directors, provision of technical and strategic leadership in the development of an appropriate legal and policy framework to management as anchored in the Code of Governance for State Corporations (MWONGOZO).

The Division is established pursuant to the provisions of Section 47 of PPAD Act, 2015. It is responsible for all matters relating to design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities to facilitate efficient and effective systems of acquisition of goods, works and services, as well as disposal of assets.