East Africa Law Society
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Leading Law Firms Forum

The East Africa Law Society Leading Law Firms Forum is an innovative platform for spurring regiponal integration by maximizing networking between regional lawyers. The forum has over thirty members, and has provided foundation for establishment of law firms with regional presence. The forum holds annual events alongside the EALS Annual Conference, and sees presentations by leaders from across the globe. Recently, the forum hosted Howard Morris, the former CEO of Dentons. If you desire to participate at the forum or know more about it, please write to us at dsigano@ealawsociety.org.

Young Lawyers Forum

The East Africa Law Society Young Lawyers Forum is a networking and learning hub for young lawyers from the region. Through the EALS Ambassadors, the forum is highly interactive and hosts regular as well as annual events for young lawyers. The EALS Young Lawyers Conference, the flagship project under this forum, has recorded immense success in shaping young practitioners. The event also hosts annual essay writing competition and provides mentorship opportunities for young lawyers. The forum is proudly sponsored by, among other partners, the FORD Foundation. For more information, write to ylc@ealawsociety.org

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Law Firm Partners Forum

The Law Firm Partners Forum provides a unique opportunity for learning and networking among senior partners of law firms across the region. The forum holds annual retreat and other events across the year. Each event is unique and focuses on soft skills of law firm management, and skills on building sustainable partnerships in the face of changing business environment. Globalization of legal services, artificial intelligence, increased adoption of technology and chnaging labour laws have all contributed challenges to the legal profession. At East Africa Law Society, we are continually designing programs which improve the resilience of our members to the changing environment.

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Lecture Series

East Africa Law Society Lecture Series is a uniquely designed platform for updating members on specific areas of practice. The lectures are conducted across major cities in the region, targeting our members from all sections. The lectures are delivered by leading experts drawn from among our membership and beyond. The lectures are delivered free of charge to members. We are seeking collaborative opportunities with academic institutions to ensure students as well as young lawyers get opportunities for capacity building through these programs. If you wish to deliver a lecture please write to us at training@ealawsociety.org

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EAC Integration

We are at the forefront of leading change in the East African Community. Through various initiatives, supported by our partners, we are catalysing the EAC integration through strategic litigation, support to small-scale traders, support to cross-border pastoralists, sensitization of lawyers and the public on jurisdictions of EAC organs, and providing updates to members and the public on the state of EAC integration. Through our observer status at the EAC, we are providing support to the East African Court of Justice, the East African Legislative Assembly, and the EAC Secretariat. We have partnered with Open Society Foundation to scale integration among cross-border small scale traders and the pastoralists communities; the East African Trade and Investment Hub to promote understanding of the EAC Common Market Protocol; and the FORD Foundation to provide capacity building for young lawyers on the EAC integration agenda. For more information and partnership opprtunity write to us at ceo@ealawsociety.org

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