SADC Lawyers Association

The SADC Lawyers Association is the representative body of lawyers, law societies and bar associations in the 15 member SADC region.

The SADC Lawyers Association is the representative body of lawyers, law societies and bar associations in the 15 member SADC region.

Formed in 1999 at an inaugural meeting of lawyers in the SADC Region that was held in Maputo, Mozambique, the mission of the Association is to uphold and defend the rule of law without fear or favour. At its formation, the headquarters of the Association was located in South Africa and hosted by the Law Society of South Africa. In 2003, the office relocated to Botswana and was registered in that country under the Societies Act in April of 2003. Efforts are currently underway to move the office from Botswana to South Africa following a resolution by the 2009 Annual General Meeting of the Association in Livingstone, Zambia to relocate the office.

The SADC Lawyers’ Association Council delegates some of its powers to the SADC Lawyers’ Association Executive Committee, mainly those concerning investment, budgetary or other financial issues. The Committee comprises the President, Vice President, Treasurer and two additional Members elected by the SADC Lawyers’ Association General Meeting and the SADC Lawyers’ Association senior officers.

The Secretariat of the Association is established in terms of Article 21 of the Constitution and is composed of the Executive Secretary and any other staff members that may be appointed from time to time to perform the functions of the secretariat.

Contacts

  • 1 Hood Avenue/148 Jan Smuts; Rosebank, GP 2196; South Africa
  • T. +27 (0)11 587 5000
  • F. +27 (0)11 587 5099