|Advocates Benevolent Association (ABA)|
‘Advocates’ Benevolent Association (ABA) is an arm of the Law Society of Kenya. The Association is formed under Section 23 of the Advocates’ Act Cap 16. The Objective of the Association is to assist Members of the Association, widows and children of deceased Advocates.”
Advocates’ Benevolent Association 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 either as:
Application for Assistance
The Association also encourages Advocates to Nominate administrators for their Law Firms especially the Sole Proprietors since after their demise the Law firm falls as part of the estate. Due to the ruling by the Court of Appeal No. 162 of 1999 Maxwell Maurice Ombogo vs. the Law Society of Kenya the Law Society of Kenya can longer appoint administrators to take over the firm.
All request for help will be equally and thoroughly reviewed.
The Board Policy currently is engaged in the payment of school fees for deceased advocates’ children. It is currently supporting 171 children from 85 families. The amount disbursed so far is Kshs. 10,702,709.00.
Kenya School of Law Scholarship
The Advocates' Benevolent Association launched the Scholarship in Y2014 that will be supporting Three (3) needy students enrolled in the Kenya School of Law.
NOTE: Applications are closed for the year 2017
Advocates who subscribe to ABA are required to fill an Next of Kin Form and return to ABA at the LSK Secretariat office.
Download the Next of Kin Form
ABA Rules >>Click Here
The governing organ of the ABA is the Board of Management. The Advocates’ Benevolent Association ushered a new Board of Management on 25th March ,2016 and its term runs for 1 year (2016- 2017).
The current composition of ABA Board of Management includes:
The Board makes all policy decision on behalf of the ABA.
Current Board Activities
Review of Advocates’ Benevolent Association Rules: