E Wakili Login: Jinsi ya kumjua Wakili Tanzania
By reading this article you will be able to identify advocate (mjue Wakili) easily through judiciary of Tanzania web system known as E Wakili.
Are you looking to know about E Wakili (mjue Wakili) in order to identify advocate registered in the bar in Mainland Tanzania accessed at ewakili.judiciary.go.tz?
If your answer is yes, then you’re in the right direction because in this article I will walk through e Wakili login portal on how to login faster, how to create account on E Wakili portal and I will show you what activity you can perform on E Wakili login Portal.
What is E Wakili?
eWakili Tanzania is a web application (online) platform to help qualified legal professionals apply for petition for admission and become an advocate.
eWakili Tanzania is used by the Judiciary of Tanzania to keep and manage all petitioners application and advocate renewals and other applications.
Only Judicial staff and advocates with credentials are allowed to login into the system. eWakili Tanzania allows citizens to publically know status and history of an advocate by searching name or roll number.
How to access E Wakili Login Portal?
To login on E Wakili portal is quite simple. Follow these simple steps to get started;
Step 1. Launch your browser
Step 2. Navigate to: https://ewakili.judiciary.go.tz/#/ewakili/home
Step 3. Enter advocate or lawyer name or roll number as shown in the screenshot below
Step 4. Then wait for few minutes e Wakili system will load then you will see the advocate details. If the system say “Anaruhusiwa” means he/she is legit advocate but if the system say he is not found or ” Aruhusiwi” he is not advocate at all.
How to identify the advocate or Lawyer in Tanzania
Due to presence of many people who are non lawyer or advocate, and purporting to be an advocate in Tanzania. It’s important to know who is advocate and how to identify the advocate or lawyer. That’s the judiciary of Tanzania established what known to as E Waki or “Mjue Wakili” so under judiciary of Tanzania there different types of advocate or lawyers you can identify them through E Wakili Portal. These types of advocate or lawyer include;
1. Practicing Advocates; should denote a lawyer who holds the license to practice law after paying practicing fee and obtain a certificate issued under the provisions of Part VI of the Advocates Act (Regulation 3 of The Advocates (Admission And Practicing Certificate) Regulations, 2015 and engages himself in the practice of law as an independent lawyer or joins a firm to undertake the practice collectively.
2. Non – Practicing Advocates:- Should signify a lawyers who retains the same rights as practicing members meanwhile not appearing before the courts of law, save for the right to practice law or to act as notaries public or commissioners for taking affidavits who are still working with the Government till their termination, resignation or retirement age. A good example are Judges, Magistrate, State Attorneys, Government employees save for those who have been employed by the Universities and/or having obtained an exemption from the relevant Authority.
3. Deceased Advocates:- This category of Advocates should indicate those Advocates who are no longer alive following his or her demise while having his/her own Roll number.
4. Struck off Advocate:- This category of Advocates should imply those Advocates whose status and its whereabouts are unknown and for long time have totally ceased to do legal works. It should also include names of Advocates who have been removed from the official register (Roll of Advocates).
5. Deferred Advocates:- This category of Advocates should signify Advocates whose their practicing status are withheld due to some genuine reasons like medical grounds, failure to timely renew their practicing certificates, pursuing further studies outside the Country, working with other institutions, international institutions, companies or privates entities on a special contract or temporary basis, etc.
6. Suspended Advocates:- This category of Advocates should denote all Advocates that have been suspended from practicing as advocates for a specified period of time on the grounds of ethical issues and misconduct or found guilty of unprofessional conducts, or their names have been removed from the Roll by order of the Advocates Committee, the Chief Justice or Judge of the High Court; as the case may be. In addition thereto, this category should comprises of Advocates suspended by any Judge of the High Court in like manner temporarily, pending a reference to, or disallowance of such suspension by the High Court.
7. Not for Profit Practicing Member:- This category of Advocates comprises of Advocates whose age are 65 years or above and have ceased to appear before the court to practice due to their old age(s) upon exempted from paying the relevant fees by the Tanganyika Law Society. This kind of Advocates should stand as an impartial adviser to a court of law in particular case (Amicus Curiae) and Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths.
How to become Advocate of High Court in Tanzania
The qualifying process for one to be an Advocate in Tanzania mainland is provided for under the Advocates Act and the Law School of Tanzania Act of 2007. In Tanzania there are differences qualifying processes and procedures between candidates who graduated their Bachelor of Laws Degrees before and after 2007.
The differences emerged after the enactment of the Law School Act in 2007. In order to be able to qualify as an advocate, those who graduated before 2007 have to do the following;
• Need to have undergone internship,
• Make a petition to the Chief Justice;
• Appear for an interview before the Council of Legal Education (the CLE),
• Interview before Chief Justice followed
• Admission ceremony and afterward the respective advocates are enrolled in the Roll of Advocates.
Advocate who graduated after 2007
While those advocate (lawyer) in Tanzania who graduated after 2007 are required to do the following
• To go through Law School of Tanzania
• Attain the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• Lodge petitions to the Chief Justice, followed by scrutiny conducted by the Council of Legal Education (the CLE)
• An interview by the Chief Justice
• Admission ceremony.
Under section 39(1) , one cannot be an advocate after the completion of the degree in law and/or a postgraduate certificate in legal practice from the Law School of Tanzania without submitting to the Council of Legal Education necessary documents including his/her petition, certificates of secondary schools (both ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level), University Academic transcripts, Bachelor of Law Degree, a certificate of character, Deed Poll (if any) and a letter from employer. According to Section 39(1) of the Advocates Act supra, no person shall be qualified to practice as an advocate unless his name is in the Roll, holding a practicing certificate and with a valid business license.
Every advocate admitted for entry of his name to the Roll under the provisions of subsection (4) of section 8 of the Act , shall be responsible to pay twenty thousand shillings for East African Citizens; and one hundred US Dollars or its equivalent in Tanzanian shillings for non-East African Citizens. In the above regard, every advocate to be able to practice as an advocate in Tanzania must pay fee payable for a practising certificate under the provisions of Part VI of the Act.