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Tanganyika Law Society.


To secure sustainable professional development and the integrity of the legal profession; promote and protect the rule of law and access to justice; and champion progressive legal reforms.

Tanganyika Law Society (TLS)

The Tanganyika Law Society is the Bar association of Tanzania Mainland, founded in 1954 by an Act of Parliament – the Tanganyika Law Society Ordinance, Chapter 344 of the Laws. The Tanganyika Law Society is currently governed by the Tanganyika Law Society Act, Cap 307 R.E. 2002, which repealed the earlier legislation…read more


A society where justice and the rule of law are upheld.


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.






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