Meet the new CEO
EALS CEOMr. John Patrick Okoth is the new Chief Executive Officer of the East Africa Law Society following the conclusion of a competitive two months recruitment process. Mr. JP Okoth replaces Mr. Tito Byenkya who left the employ of the Regional Bar Association following the conclusion of his term of service. 

A lawyer by profession, Mr. Okoth has had 15 years of experience spanning all spheres of practice having started as a State Counsel; moved to the diplomatic corps with his final diplomatic posting being Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Netherlands. Since January 2015, he was the lead consultant for transaction advisory services at the Nairobi law firm of Murugu & Rigoro Advocates. 

Mr. Okoth will be tasked with guiding the EALS Secretariat as it seeks to redefine its role within the region through the development of a new strategic plan for the organisation. 


EALS Spotlight

Our Programmes

The purpose of our programs is to develop an overarching and shared vision for EALS and establish priorities that will guide us in programming, decision-making and allocation of resources.

The EALS works under four thematic focus areas of:

Institutional Development

Professional Development 

Regional Intergration 

Public Interest Advocacy 

Publications & Law Reports

EALS produces a wide variety of publications, covering many aspects of legal practice. Our books are published both by EALS and in cooperation with major regional publishers on current issues in legal practice.

Dispute Settlement under the Customs Union by Paul Mwebesa.

Highlights on the East African Customs Law by Nicholas Kanabahita.

East African Community Customs Union Rules of Origin by Mr.Kamajugo.

Implementation of the Protocol,

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Member Law Societies


EALS Opportunities

We are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

Other Opportunities

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