Title Law 17/1983 on the Practice of Lawamended by Law No 197/2008

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This law regulates the practice of law and sets out the necessary qualifications for a person to practice law in Egypt. Article 13 of this law makes it clear that only Egyptians are to practice law in Egypt. In practice, exceptions are made for Palestinian and Sudanese lawyers who wish to practice in Egypt.