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East Africa Law Society at a Glance

East Africa Law Society is the apex regional bar Association of East Africa jointly founded in 1995 by a group of Lawyers with the support of the leadership of the national Bar Associations of the member states .

Our membership stretches over 28,000 lawyers and comprises of all the national bars in the East African Community – the Law Society of Kenya, Tanganyika Law Society, Uganda Law Society, Zanzibar Law Society, Rwanda Bar Association, Burundi Bar Association and the South Sudan Bar Association. The membership is both institutional as well as individual.


  • Fast tracks the integration of East African communities through targeted support to cross-border commerce, the legal profession, civil societies, business communities and governments.

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Membership is by institutions and  by individual. Currently, we have  7 institutional members. An association of lawyers  based in East  Africa can  apply for membership. For individuals,  membership is open  to lawyers  admitted to practice in East  Africa. The membership is through application and payment of an annual membership subscription fee

Cross border traders liaison initiative

This is an interactive gate for cross-border trade to report any complain or seek an assistance associated with cross-border movement.Every information received is always treated with utmost confidentiality.

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EALS Institute

This is an initiative of the East Africa Law Society to promote the profession and build the capacity of lawyers in the region through training. The EALS institute provides world-class training in key areas of practice, governance and other key sectors to spur integration and development. The trainings are conducted by way of partnership with world leading institutions for collaborative trainings and accreditation.

Trainings are conducted both onsite and online. Trainers are sourced from our massive database of experts across East Africa as well as internationally recognized experts. The institute also serves as the research arm of East Africa Law Society and is a respectable source of information on governance, rule of law, EAC integration, constitutionalism, human rights among others.


Leading Law Firms forum

The East Africa Law Society Leading Law Firms Forum is an innovative platform for spurring regional integration by maximizing networking between regional lawyers.

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Women Lawyers Forum

The East Africa Law Society Women Lawyers Forum hosts women lawyers from across the region. The forum caters for unique needs of women lawyers in the society ..

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About Us

East Africa Law Society is the regional bar for the East African Community. Our membership comprises of all the national bars in the East African Community . The membership is both institutional as well as individual.

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