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Goals of the conference

The  theme for this  year’s  conference “EAC @20:  THE ROLE OF LAWYERS IN DEVELOPING REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES” has  been carefully selected to celebrate the  twenty years of existence of the  EAC. 

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About Us

East Africa Law Society is the apex regional bar Association of East Africa jointly founded in 1995 by a group of Lawyers with the support of the leadership of the national Bar Associations of the member states .

EALS Institute

This is an initiative of the East Africa Law Society to promote the profession and build the capacity of lawyers in the region through training. The EALS institute provides world-class training in key areas of practice, governance and other key sectors to spur integration and development. .

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The Conference will bring together several activities, with the climax being the Main Conference on 8th November, 2019.
The events are structured based on lessons learnt from the past conferences, especially from the 23rd Edition held in Mombasa, Kenya in 2018. A brief flow of the events is set out below.
Day 1
03 Nov 2019
Day 2
04 Nov 2019
Day 3
06 Nov 2019
Day 4
07 Nov 2019
Day 5
08 Nov 2019
Day 6
09 Nov 2019

Arrival and registration of delegates

The registration process continues throughout until 8th November noon.

Banking and Finance Academy

The three day international workshop comprehensively covers banking and finance sectors relevant to lawyers. The training is hosted in partnership with the International Lawyers or Africa (ILFA), and the Africa...
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In-House Counsel’s Forum

Mr. Richard Mugisha

Main Conference

Willy Rubeya
Mr. Richard Mugisha

East Africa Community Focused Workshop and Launch of EAC Integration Index

This event will take  place alongside the main conference is aimed at a selected delegation of judges, legislators, officers and select lawyers from the region. The EAC workshop aims at...
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Gala Dinner and Awards

An entertainment packed gala  event awaits delegates this  year  featuring top class acts from  Rwanda and  around East Africa. Focusing on the  rich cultural diversity of the East African Region,...
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Annual General Meeting

The final event of the conference will be the AGM which features discussions by members of the  organization’s health, finances and  governance. The half-day event will be led by the...
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Category D
400.00 USD

Persons who  are  not  paid  up members of EALS are  eligible  to attend the conference on payment of $400. Early bird rate of USD $350 applies until 15th  September 2019.

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Category C
250.00 USD

Admits to all events except Leading Law Firms’ Forum. An early bird rate of USD $200 applies to payments received before 15th  September 2019.Applies  to members of less  than  35  years old,  and  less  than  5 years of experience post-admission.

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Category B
350.00 USD

In-House Counsel cadre

Admits  to all events except Leading Law Firms’ Forum. Early Bird Rate

USD $ 300  for payment received before 15th  September 2019.

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Category A
2,500.00 USD

Admits  two representatives to all events, exclusive branding in conference publication and  at  the  conference venue and  other year-long exclusive benefits. Delegates will  be  provided with  courtesy airport transfer and priority  in accommodation booking.

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