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

    (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

    (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).]



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