Law Society of Kenya (LSK)

The Law Society of Kenya is the premier bar association and legal development agency in Kenya.  The Society is established by an Act of Parliament. The Law Society of Kenya Act (Chapter 18 of the Laws of Kenya) is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name.
The Law Society of Kenya has an extensive and longstanding mandate to advise and assist members of the legal profession, the government and the public in all matters relating to the law and administration of justice in Kenya.  The Law Society of Kenya has, among others, a specific statutory mandate to protect and assist the public in Kenya in all matters touching ancillary or incidental to the law.  In this regard, the Law Society of Kenya has played a pivotal role in legal and socio-economic development in Kenya.  We have made a tremendous contribution to the evolution of constitutionalism, democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights in Kenya.  In the 1980s and early 1990s, the advocacy of the Law Society of Kenya contributed to the termination of the single-party rule and the consequent restoration of multiparty democracy in Kenya.  Since then, Law Society of Kenya continues to play an essential and independent role in national governance and justice issues.
 
Our Vision
To be a world recognised bar association in the provision of quality services, fostering advocacy and the rule of law.
 
Our Objectives
The Law Society of Kenya has nine lofty objectives under the Law Society of Kenya Act. These are:-
. To maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Kenya;
. To facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others;
. To assist the Government and the courts in all matters affecting legislation and the administration and practice of the law in Kenya;
. To represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in Kenya in respect of conditions of practice and otherwise;
. To protect and assist the public in Kenya in all matters touching, ancillary or incidental to the law;
. To acquire, hold, develop and dispose of property, whether movable or immovable, and to derive capital or income there from, for all or any of the foregoing objects;
. To raise or borrow money for all or any of the foregoing objects in such manner and upon such security as may from time to time be determined by the Society;
. To invest and deal with moneys of the Society not immediately required in such manner as may from time to time be determined by the Society; and
. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the foregoing objects.

Contacts
Lavington, Opposite Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road
P.O Box 72219-00200, Nairobi
Tel:  +254 20 2625391, +254 20 8155295,
Mobile: +254 720 904 983, +254 704 442154, +254 704 442166
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.lsk.or.ke
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