Mombasa Law Society was established in the year 1911 making it one of the oldest bar in Kenya. It is considered to be the mother of the law Society of Kenya. MLS was started by a group of British and Indian Advocates who were then engaged in business and practice of law in the coastal city of Mombasa. Upon its inception Mombasa Law Society was mainly concerned with the welfare of its members and matters related to the business and practice of law. Subsequently, a few of the advocates shifted base to the capital city of Kenya - Nairobi where the law Society of Kenya (LSK) was born but the rest remained in Mombasa where MLS continued to grow. Today Mombasa Law Society is a branch of the Law Society of Kenya representing over 700 lawyers practicing in Mombasa region. Mombasa Law Society is also registered under the Societies Act (Cap 108- laws of Kenya).