EALS AGM elects new Executive Council

On Saturday 15th November, 2014, Curtains came down on the 19th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the EALS with delegates electing new office bearers to the EALS Executive Council during the Annual General Meeting. The previous day, regional lawyers had benefited from highly interactive sessions at the regional body's annual conference on wide-ranging topics on issues such as law firm management, cross-border legal practice, alternative dispute resolution among others. 

The elections saw Mr. Nassor Khamis Mohamed take over at the helm of  the EALS replacing Mr. James Aggrey Mwamu whose two year term as President of the regional lawyers body came to an end. Also elected were new Council Members from the constituent law societies of the Regional Bar and these will be joined by the Bar Leaders of the six National Bar Associations who sit on the Executive Council as ex-officio members. 

In his handover speech, Mr. James Mwamu, the outgoing President, appreciated the opportunity offered to him to lead the institution and lauded the outgoing Executive Council for their dedicated service to to the EALS. He noted that by standing on the shoulders of giants - the foregone Executive Councils of the EALS - the outgoing Council had managed to achieve a lot over the past two years and urged the new Council to strive for excellence in its work.

 

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