7. Applications and qualifications
(1) A person who seeks to be appointed a Public Notary shall apply in the prescribed manner to the Chief Justice and shall specify whether he seeks to be appointed a General Public Notary or a District Public Notary, and in the latter case shall specify the district for which he seeks to be appointed.
(2) To be qualified to be appointed a Public Notary the applicant shall satisfy the Chief Justice that ¾
(a) the applicant is on the Roll of Practitioners under the Legal Practice Act 2003 and is not pursuant to that Act under suspension from practice;
(b) he is ¾
(i) a practitioner of the Court of 3 years standing and practice; or
(ii) a practitioner of the Court of less than 3 years standing and practice who has practised for 7 years as a Public Notary elsewhere;
(c) he is of good character and reputation;
(d) he is competent to act as a General Public Notary or a District Public Notary, as the case may be; and
(e) there is a need for the appointment of a Public Notary in the district where the applicant is practising.
[Section 7 amended by No. 65 of 2003 s. 57(2).]