The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is Kenya’s premier bar association, with membership of all practicing advocates, currently numbering over twenty thousand members. It has the mandate to advise and assist members of the legal profession, the government and the larger public in all matters relating to the administration of justice in Kenya.
The Society was established by an Act of Parliament – The Law Society of Kenya Act (Chapter 18 of the Laws of Kenya). The Law Society in its present form was formed in 1948 by section 3 of the Law Society of Kenya Ordinance, 1949. That Act was later repealed by the current Law Society of Kenya Act, which came into force on 30th October, 1992.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) exists to maintain and promote the rule of law throughout the Kenya by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession serves the people of Kenya.
The LSK’s objectives, as enshrined in its Constitution, are to maintain and promote the rule of law in the Kenya by:
- To maintain and improve the standards of conduct and running 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 matters affecting legislation and the administration of justice in Kenya.
- To protect, represent 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.
Our Core Values
In its endeavor to enhance a strong professional culture and to reinforce its vision and mission, the Society has adopted the following value statements:
- Rule of law and administration of justice
- Democracy and good governance.
- Prudence and probity in the use of resources.
- Learning and growth