The Litigation Practice Committee
Committee proposed actions -2016 Q4 and 2017 Q1
- Pursuing Branch CPD accreditation.
- Begin the process of drafting the template for Evaluation of Judicial Performance and roll out.
- Pursue training of Advocates on drawing effective pleadings: i.e. Certificates of Urgency
- Make progress in the Malindi Judgment CA 65 of 2016. The hearing date was on 8th May 2017 in Nairobi with a five judge bench sitting. Mr. Allen Gichuhi represented the Branch in the matter.
Committee proposed actions -2018Q4 and 2019 Q1
- Re-look at the Mediation process at the ELRC e.g.
- Timelines/notice given to parties to settle should be sufficient.
- Create emphasis on the need for the Mediation process to be voluntary: Parties to Mediation need to be accepting of the process and settle rather than have a decision imposed.
- The process should be effective and efficient
- Hold 2/3 workshops on drawing of effective pleadings.
- Impacting general membership and mentoring young lawyers on litigation practice matters.
- Oversee the operationalization of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Template.
The Committee at its meeting of Friday 9th February 2018 addressed practice concerns from all Divisions of the High Court and proposed the following:
- That young lawyers be trained on legal Drafting specifically through the CPD Training Programs
- That Advocates handling Children matters be advised not to bring Children into the Courts unless there is a production order.
- That a special Adhoc Committee on Gender relations be set up to address Gender harassment.