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 17,000 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.
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 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.