Established under section 3 of the Legal Profession Act, the General Legal Council is the disciplinary body for attorneys-at-law practising in Belize. The Council is tasked with upholding the standards of the legal profession. The members of the Council are:-
- The Chief Justice or a judge of the Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice
- The Attorney General of Belize or his nominee;
- Three attorneys-at-law elected by the Bar Association of whom two shall be attorneys at law no less than ten years standing in the profession ; and
- Two attorneys at law appointed by the Attorney General.
The disciplinary powers of the Council include the following:-
- Removal of an attorney’s name from the roll;
- Imposition of such fine as it may think proper;
- Subject the attorney to a reprimand;
- Order of payment of any part of costs or such sum as the Council may consider a reasonable contribution towards costs;
- Order of payment by the attorney of any such sum by way of restitution as they may consider reasonable; or
- Imposition of any other punishment as the Council deems fit.