CHAPTER 31
LAW ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
LAW ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA

   3.   Establishment of Association

   4.   Objects

PART III
MEMBERSHIP

   5.   Qualifications for membership

   6.   Subscriptions

   7.   Expulsion and suspension of members

   8.   Resignation and cessation of membership

   9.   Rights, etc., of members

PART IV
MANAGEMENT

   10.   Constitution of the Council

   11.   Powers of the Council

   12.   Employees

   13.   Committees

   13A.   Power to suspend practising certificate

   14.   Representatives on other bodies

   15.   Procedure

PART V
LAW SOCIETY

   16.   Repeal

   17.   Transitional

   18.   Transfer of assets and liabilities

PART VI
FINANCIAL AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

   19.   Power to hold property and raise money

   20.   Funds of Association

   21.   Income of Association exempt from tax

   22.   Accounts

   23.   Common seal

   24.   Rules

AN ACT

to establish the Law Association of Zambia and to dissolve the Law Society of Zambia

[23rd March, 1973]

Act 23 of 1973,

Act 36 of 1973,

Act 16 of 2006.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Law Association of Zambia Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the Association” means the Law Association of Zambia established by section 3;

“the Law Society” means the Law Society of Zambia established by the Law Society of Zambia (Private) Act Cap. 47 of the repealed Edition of the Laws of Zambia;

“lawyer” includes student of law;

“ordinarily resident” includes temporarily resident for the purpose of the performance of a contract.

PART II
LAW ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA

3.   Establishment of Association

There is hereby established the Law Association of Zambia which shall by that name be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and which shall be capable of suing and being sued and, subject to the provisions of this Act, of doing or performing such acts or things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Objects

The objects for which the Association is established are—

      (a)   to further the development of law as an instrument of social order and social justice and as an essential element in the growth of society;

      (b)   to provide a means by which all lawyers, whatever their particular field of activity, can participate together fully and effectively in the development of society and its institutions;

      (c)   to encourage lawyers as individuals to join actively in the life of, and identify themselves with, the people, and to utilise their skills and training in their service;

      (d)   to promote the education of lawyers at all stages and levels, with particular emphasis on the broadening of such education;

      (e)   to consider the qualifications of lawyers and to make recommendations to the Government thereon;

      (f)   to maintain and improve the standards of conduct of all members of the legal profession;

      (g)   to consider the legislation relating to legal aid and other ways of securing representation for persons who for any reason are unable to secure it, and to make recommendations to the Government thereon; and to establish machinery for the provision of legal aid in addition to that provided by the Government;

      (h)   to co-operate with the representative bodies of other professions and other institutions;

      (i)   to promote research in the development of the law in general and particularly in relation to Objects

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