The Law Society of Kenya is Kenya 's premier Bar association, with membership of all practicing advocates, currently numbering in excess of the seven thousand. 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 That Act was later repealed by the current Law Society of Kenya Act, which came into force on 30th October, 1992 .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 mission is to be a world recognized bar association in the provision of quality services, fostering advocacy and the rule of law.
The vision of the Law Society of Kenya is to empower our members and promote good governance and the just rule of law.