Advocates Benevolent Association (ABA)

 

About us

‘Advocates’ Benevolent Association (ABA) is an arm of the Law Society of Kenya. The Association is formed under Section 23 of the Advocates’ Act Cap 16. The Objective of the Association is to assist Members of the Association, widows and children of deceased Advocates.”


Core Objectives
The sole objective of the Association is to assist dependants of deceased advocates( in term of priority);
•    Members of the Association and the widows and children of deceased Advocates and,
•    Secondly, but only in special circumstances advocates who are not Members of the Association, and others who, for any reason, have ceased to be advocates.

Membership

Advocates’ Benevolent Association is a membership organization. Its membership consists of every member who is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and who has paid subscription either as:

  • An Annual Member
  • A Life Member

Application for Assistance

 Individuals in need, or those who may know of someone who might qualify for assistance are required to download   this form and fill then get into contact with the ABA using the e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call any of these numbers 020-8155295, 0720-90498

The Association also encourages Advocates to Nominate administrators for their Law Firms especially the Sole Proprietors since after their demise the Law firm falls as part of the estate. Due to the ruling by the Court of Appeal No. 162 of 1999 Maxwell Maurice Ombogo vs. the Law Society of Kenya the Law Society of Kenya can longer appoint administrators to take over the firm.

 All request for help will be equally and thoroughly reviewed.

The Board Policy currently is engaged in the payment of school fees for deceased advocates’ children.  It is currently supporting 171 children from 85 families. The amount disbursed so far is Kshs. 10,702,709.00.

Kenya School of Law Scholarship

The Advocates' Benevolent Association launched the Scholarship in Y2014 that will be supporting Three (3) needy students enrolled in the Kenya School of Law.

Eligibility

  • Be Enrolled to the Kenya School of Law
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Have holding over Firm to practice in after the course before admission to the bar.
  • Show evidence for upkeep (food, transport, health insurance, books) during the course.

Application requirements

  • A copy of birth certificate/Identity card
  • A recent passport photo
  • Application letter
  • Duly completed Application Form. Download the Scholarship Application Form

Downloads

Advocates who subscribe to ABA are required to fill an Next of Kin Form and return to ABA at the LSK Secretariat office.

Download the Next of Kin Form

ABA Rules >>Click Here

Management

The governing organ of the ABA is the Board of Management. The Advocates’ Benevolent Association ushered a new Board of Management on  25th March ,2016 and its term runs for 1 year (2016- 2017).

The current composition of ABA Board of Management includes:

  • Ms. Dorcas S. Kitaa (Chairperson)
  • Ms. Janet N. Wekesa - Treasurer
  • Mr. Steven R. Adere - Board Member
  • Ms. Sophie C. Chirchir - Board Member
  • Mr. Isaac E.N. Okero - President LSK, Ex-Offici
  • Ms. Faith W. Waigwa- Vice President LSK, Ex- Officio
  • Ms. Mercy K. Wambua- Secretary/CEO LSK Ex- Officio

The Board makes all policy decision on behalf of the ABA.

Current Board Activities

Review of Advocates’ Benevolent Association Rules:

The Board is in the process of reviewing its Rules to be in line with the Y2014 LSK Act & Advocates’ Act. The LSK Act 2014 gives the Law Society of Kenya an expanded mandate, including the recognition of several categories of membership. The Board is therefore, looking at how these categories will affect how the Association operates. >>ABA Rules


Implementation of the Actuarial Review of the Association Finances and Projected Growth:


The Board engaged actuaries from Actserv Consultants who came up with the Actuarial report that was presented at the Y2016 AGM and adopted by Members. (ABA Actuarial Report ). The Board is in the process of implementing the Report.

Contact Details

For advice or queries regarding ABA please call the Law Society of Kenya Secretariat or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 020-8155295, 0720-904983

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