The TLS was established with several statutory objectives, including :-
to maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Tanzania;
to facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others;
to assist the Government and the Courts in all matters affecting legislation and administration and practice of the law in Tanzania;
to represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in Tanzania as regards to conditions of practice and otherwise; and
to protect and assist the public in Tanzania in all matters touching, ancillary or incidental to the law.