About us

Membership to EALS guarantees unlimited access to a huge regional and international network of contacts, a unique learning opportunity, and the chance to actively participate in discussions pertaining to development of regional and international legal practice.

EALS has four categories of membership
Bar Association Membership

The seven National Bar Associations of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda,South Sudan and Zanzibar are already members of EALS and procedures are underway for South Sudan to join.

Legal Professionals and Jurists Membership

EALS currently has more than 28,000 individual members who are practicing in different jurisdictions across East Africa.

Affiliate Membership

EALS has affiliate members drawn fromlegal professionals and legally affiliated organisations and firms both within and beyond East Africa.

Honorary Membership

EALS periodically recognises members who have rendered distinguished service to the Public, Company or the law in East Africa and those who are able to assist the Company in achieving its objectives with honorary membership.


EALS endeavor to create a strong regional bar and reinforce its vision and mission, the Society is guided by the following truths in its day-to-day decision making and how its members behave:

EALS is known for excellence. We provide the best in class service for all our stakeholders. Professionalism: The entire operation of EALS is guided by the highest standards of international best practices, with our staff and members ensuring impartiality and fair balance of competing interests and upholding ethical approaches in the conduct of their work. We are known to deliver services on time, every time and with the highest quality. We also celebrate regional diversity within the Society.

EALS at all times maintains the highest standards of integrity. We also demand the same level of integrity from our members, consultants and those with whom we do business.

Innovation: EALS constantly enlists new ways of delivering services to members. The society is driven by innovative initiatives in its programming, the use of technology in its operations and in delivering more value for money.

EALS is member focused at all times, knowing that its mandate is driven from the members and their respective National Law Societies. As such collaboration with National Law Societies is a central part of our work. In the design and delivery of its services, EALS seek to understand its members’ needs, making sure that it is accountable to members and always delivering value for money.