Establishment: It is established by section 3 of the Law Society of Kenya Act, cap 18 as a body corporate by the name Law Society of Kenya. It has perpetual succession, can sue or be sued and has a common seal.
It consists of:
a) Practicing advocates
b) Non-practicing advocates
c) Special membership
d) Honorary membership
The affairs of the society are managed by a council elected by the members.
Objectives of the Law Society of Kenya
Under section 4 of the Law Society of Kenya Act, its objects include:
1. To maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession.
2. To facilitate acquisition of legal knowledge by members and others.
3. To assist the government and the courts in all matters relating to legal and administration of the law.
4. To represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in relation to conditions of practice of law
5. To assist and protect members of the public in all matters touching or incidental to law
6. To raise or borrow money for its purposes
7. To acquire land and other property