Advocates Benevolent Association (ABA)

About Advocates Benevolent Association

Advocates Benevolent Association is an arm of the Law Society of Kenya. Its main objective is to collect contribution from LSK members for the purpose of supporting advocates' Dependants in the event of their demise. The Association was formed under Section 23 of the Advocates' Act Cap 16.

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Management

The governing organ of the ABA is the Board of Management. The Advocates’ Benevolent Association ushered a new Board of Management on  24th March ,2018 and its term runs for 2 years (2018- 2020).

The current composition of ABA Board of Management includes:

  • Ms. Dorcas S. Kitaa (Chairperson)
  • Ms. Janet N. Wekesa - Treasurer
  • Mr. Steven R. Adere - Board Member
  • Ms. Sophie C. Chirchir - Board Member
  • Mr. Allen Gichuhi - President LSK, Ex-Officio
  • Ms. Harriette Chiggai- Vice President LSK, Ex- Officio
  • Ms. Mercy K. Wambua- Secretary/CEO LSK Ex- Officio

The Board makes all policy decision on behalf of the ABA.

Contact Details

For advice or queries regarding ABA please call the Law Society of Kenya Secretariat or email aba@lsk.or.ke or call 020-8155295, 0720-904983

Kenya School of Law Scholarship

The Advocates' Benevolent Association launched Three (3) Scholarship in Y2014 that will be supporting students of deceased advocates enrolled in the Kenya School of Law.

Eligibility

  • Be Enrolled to the Kenya School of Law
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Have holding over Firm to practice in after the course before admission to the bar.
  • Show evidence for upkeep (food, transport, health insurance, books) during the course.

Application requirements

  • A copy of birth certificate/Identity card
  • A copy of Death Certificate of deceased Advocate
  • A recent passport photo
  • Application letter
  • Duly completed Application Form.

ABA Membership

ABA is a membership organization. Its membership consists of every member who is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and who has paid subscription as;

  • An Annual Member
  • A Life Member

ABA Core Objectives

The sole objective of the Association is to help poor or distressed persons who are( in term of priority);

  • Firstly Members of the Association and the widows, children and other Dependents of deceased Advocates and,
  • Secondly, but only in special circumstances advocates who are not Members of the Association, and others who, for any reason, have ceased to be advocates.