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LATEST EVENTS 2020 Virtual Conference The African Bar Association (AFBA), will be having her 2020 virtual conference on 26th - 30th of October 2020. This conference will be hosted by the Ugandan Forum of the African Bar Association in collaboration with the Ugandan Law Society and the Government of Uganda. Register Now 2021 Annual Conference The African Bar Association (AFBA), will be having her 2021 annual conference on the 28th of Feburary - 5th of March 2012 in Niamey. The theme for this conference is " Setting an Agenda for transformative change in Africa". Register Now
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2020 AFBA Virtual Conference

The African Bar Association (AFBA), will be having her  2020 virtual conference hosted by the Ugandan Forum of the African Bar Association in collaboration with the Ugandan Law Society and the Government of Uganda.

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The African Bar Association

Who we are

The Association seeks amongst other objectives to foster the exchange of opinions and experiences among members, formulation of policies that would better reposition the continent’s socio-economic and political development and advancement with the law as the bedrock for these developments, and lastly breaking new legal frontiers. The Association brings together the five African sub-regional Lawyers, their respective National Associations spread over the AFBA continent.

The AFBA organizational structure consists of a 64 member Governing Council called the African Bar Council and the Executive Committee. These two arms form the highest decision making organs of the Association.

History

Established in 1971 as a professional body uniting individual lawyers and national legal associations in Africa, the African Bar Association (AFBA) was designed to be a federation of national legal associations, corporate and unincorporated legal entities and individual lawyers.

Objective

The AFBA is committed to the following objectives:

To strengthen professional links between members of the legal profession in Africa
– To maintain the honor and integrity of the legal profession through the promotion of the highest standards of professional ethics
– Encouragement and support of a strong and vibrant independent Bar Association and law societies within member states of the Association….

Membership

Becoming a member with AFBA comes with great opportunities from access to conferences, to creating unparalleled international networking and long-lasting friendships. Attending the AFBA conference is a great way of meeting your professional development requirement and improving in your chosen area of specialization.

Also, you have opportunities to discuss hot topics and keep up-to-date with the latest developments – while earning your quota of GPD, CLE points.

Have Some Questions

How long does the membership year last?

Annual membership runs from 1st January to 31st December. Those joining in September will receive membership benefits for the remainder of the year for free and the new year as well. That is, up to 16-month membership.

Do I get a membership certificate?

No, we do not normally give a membership certificate upon registration, but they can be purchased for an administrative fee of $15 (fifteen US Dollars). Membership numbers and cards are given upon registration.

What benefits do I get as an AFBA member?

African Bar Association (AFBA) Membership guarantees an opportunity to a vast online library of legal resources and contents and guarantees access to publications regularly via newsletters magazines and journals.

Members can claim discounts to AFBA conferences and get discounts from selected AFBA partners and the products.

Other benefits include;

Subscription to the AFBA Registered lawyers can be located on Google maps using our “Find a Lawyer Near You” feature Lawyers registered in our database and having satisfactorily signed up can have their profiles and business information available for viewing, complete with a photograph. Discounts on insurance and banking facilities and other value-added services are being negotiated in various regions around Africa.

Do I need proof of qualification?

We would not normally ask for proof of qualification unless circumstances require the same.

Est. Since
1971

5378

Registered Members

61

Member Countries

7

Committees

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