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). Our membership includes advocates practicing and as in house counsel.The Law Society is managed by an elected Council, Sub-Committees and a Secretariat. The purposes and powers of the Mombasa Law Society are provided by, and subject to, the provisions of its constitution and for all intents and purposes acts as the regional branch of the Law Society of Kenya in the Coast Province.
Who can be a member of the Mombasa Law Society
Any advocate who is a member of the society by virtue of section 28 of the Advocates act. Any person admitted to membership of the society under section 6 of the Law Society of Kenya Act. Any person elected as an honorary member of the society under section 7 of the Law Society of Kenya Act. Any person who may have at any time previously been a member of the society and who complies with the regulations of the society for the time being in force. Any of the following persons who applies for membership of the society in the prescribed manner may be admitted as a member of the society by the council: - Any person mentioned in section 9 of the Advocates Act. - Any other legally qualified person for the time being resident in Kenya. Provided that no person who hyas been expelled from membership of the Society shall thereafter be admitted as a member thereof under this section without the authority of a special resolution. The council may elect as an honary member of the society any person whom it may think fit so to honor, either for life or for such a period as the council may in any case deem appropriate.Subject to the provision of the sections 27 and 28 of the Advocates Act, every member of the society shall pay the society such annual subscription as may be prescribed from time to time.