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Greetings from the Secretariat and warm wishes of 2020!

The Secretariat and the CLE Committee would like to invite our members to propose topics and presenters for CLE seminars over and above the feedback you have been giving us after the CLE seminars. Members are also at liberty to nominate themselves as presenters.

In that regard, for anyone who is interested kindly send us your suggested topics and the preferred presenters through the following email;  and by copying  and

The deadline for receiving the topics is on 19th January 2020.


The Tanganyika Law Society, guided by its legal mandate to control the ethics of its members and protect the general public from malpractice of the law strives to end unqualified practice of using unqualified personnel on the administration of oaths and notarisation of documents to the members of the public and clients in general. The unqualified practice has different forms including “vishoka” whereby TLS has noticed uncontrolled use of advocates stamps and seals. The unqualified practices has caused serious problems to TLS members, the Judiciary, Government authorities such as Tanzania Revenue Authority ((TRA), Immigration Departments, Police, Prevention and Combating of Corruption  Bureau (PCCB), Financial Intelligent Units (FIU), National Identification Authority (NIDA) and other bodies needing seals, stamped and or sworn documents. As such, unqualified practitioners including Vishoka have been using stamps of deceased advocates.

It is from this background the Tanganyika Law Society initiates the process of controlling and regulating advocates stamps, seals and oaths to all its members so as to protect the public, Judiciary, Parliament and all government bodies in general. The stamps and seals that TLS considers appropriate to its members will contain several security features through technology. Therefore, stamps and seals authorised by TLS will contain QR code of which will have all the relevant info of the respective advocate including;

  1. Name of an Advocate and Commissioners for Oaths;
  2. Roll Number;
  3. Original signature spacemen;
  4. Photo in the form of a passport size;
  5. Practicing status (Advocate and Commissioners for oath, Notary Public and Commissioner for Oath, Non-Practising, and Honourary Member etc.)
  6. PC Renewal and expiry period,
  7. The office where a member is practising from (e.g. Firm, association, government or local government)
  8. Title of a member;
  9. Physical location;
  10. Contacts (email, phone number, and postal address), and,
  11. Any other security features the service provider will come out/introduce.

In order to strengthen such security in the stamps and seals all features should be connected to the existing systems such as the Wakili Database, the Tanzania Advocates Management Systems (TAMS), and any other features as may be developed by the Judiciary, Government, Parliament or Tanganyika Law Society so as to maintain comprehensive information concerning TLS members. The security features will be unique to each member of the public, Judiciary, Government authorities, Parliament so as to protect both the public and TLS members.

In a bid to regulate and control the use of stamps and seals TLS is looking for a competent bidder who will be able to develop the stamping system of the Tanganyika Law Society. Through a contractual arrangement, the bidder should be able to design, manufacture, and supply the stamps to members at chapter levels.

All bids should reach TLS Headquarter in Dar es Salaam on or before Friday 17th January 2020 at closure of business, i.e. 5.00pm exactly and should be  enclosed, Sealed and clearly marked “Bid for Advocates Stamps and Seals: Addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

The Tanganyika Law Society,

Regency Estate,

Chato Street, House No. 21

P.O. Box 2148,

Dar es Salaam.






New Year 2020 Greetings from the President of the Tanganyika Laws Society, Governing Council and the Secretariat

As we close the year 2019 and welcome the year 2020, we would like to share with you some of the developments that took place in the whole year 2019 and shade some lights to the activities we endeavor to execute in the coming year 2020. As you all know, TLS has crafted and adopted the new Strategic Plan 2020-2024 which will be guided by its Action Plan. The two instruments will immediately come into operation on January 1, 2020, with the Action Plan ending in 2022. During the entire period of our Strategic Plan and Action TLS will be operating through its Chapters. Our Chapters will become key drivers of our operations in enhancing the rule of law, good governance, enhancing diversity, expanding civic space, accessing justice; and assisting the Judiciary, Parliament in law-making processes, government (both central and local government) in all angles.

In this regard, we are delighted to share with you some of our successes and challenges ahead of us as follows:

Successes and Plans for the Coming Years:

  1. Provision of Services to the Members
  2. TLS has been able to get approval of its TLS Law Reports with their full citations this now removes the doubts that was cast on the Reports by some of the judges who regarded them as unofficial Law Reports. Cases reported in TLS Law Reports now are citable as other reported Law Reports;


  1. TLS has supported its members to renew their practising certificates and renewal of their membership status through an electronic systems. As of the 28th day December 2019 at 15.53 pm a total of 1,559 members had already renewed their practising certificates electronically;
  2. TLS in collaboration with the Judiciary, TLS has facilitated the issuance of practising certificates on-line to its members thus reducing costs;
  3. TLS has been able to honour and recognise the services of long-serving members who turn 70 years of age by giving them exemptions of paying subscription fees upon application;
  4. TLS has been able to issue Identity Documents (IDs) to all its members;
  5. TLS continues to post information in the WAKILI database, TAMS, and TLS website to inform members and the general public on their membership status, profile and location;
  6. TLS developed the WAKILI database where each member is registered and where she or he is located;
  7. In collaboration with the Judiciary TLS identified members who serve in the public service and issued them with their own category of fees (Notary Public and Commissioners for Oaths);
  8. Removed members (about 250 members) with unknown status from the List of Members and added them to the Deceased Advocates List;
  9. TLS negotiated and procured an affordable health insurance scheme for its members with National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) at the rate TZS 1,056,000/- to each of its subscribing members. Members of the TLS approved the procurement in September 2019 during the Half Annual General Meeting (HAGM) in Arusha. Members are encouraged to take advantage of this scheme;
  10. TLS tentatively approved the application by Kigoma and Mara members to establish Chapters in their respective regions. These Chapters are expected to be fully-fledged in early February 2020; and
  11. TLS continues to issue TLS Members Directory to the general public so as to market their members and their businesses.

B: Protection of members

  1. TLS defended its members who got arbitrarily arrested or charged for various offenses by interceding for them in police stations and courts;
  2. TLS actively participated in burial ceremonies of its departed members;
  3. TLS in collaboration with the Deceased Advocates Trust Fund (DATF) provided financial condolences of TZS……… to the beneficiaries of the departed members;
  4. TLS mediated cases of its members against their clients on various ethics matters;
  5. TLS has enhanced security on its ID cards that will be given to members for the year 2020. The cards will have security features;  and
  6. The Governing Council resolved to centralize the issuance of notary public stamps and to issue new notary public stamps and seals with enhanced security features so as to curb the misuse and forgery of notary public stamps which are so rampant at the moment and have put and stand to put many members into great risks;


C: Provision of Legal Aid Services to the Public

  1. TLS provided legal aid services to members of the public at its Head Quarters and its 14 Chapters;
  2. TLS provided legal aid services to members of the public in various fora such as the Law Day; Legal Aid Week, Sabasaba; Nanenane among many others;
  3. TLS provided legal aid services to inmates and other accused persons through dock briefs in the High Court’s District Registries countrywide;
  4. TLS supported and protected the general public on the interpretation of the laws and in courts through radio programs, publications, training, and strategic litigation cases;
  5. TLS awarded CLE points to its members who provided legal assistance through doc briefs; and
  6. TLS provided legal education to members of the public through community radio programs in all its 14 Chapters.



D: Continued Legal Education to its Members and Public at Large

  1. Provision of CLE courses through TLS HQ, Meetings, Conferences, Meetings and Accredited CLE Providers;
  2. Provision of Legal Materials such as 2 Journals of Tanzania Lawyer; 1 Legal Aid Journal and publication of the TLS Law Reports;
  3. TLS has provided Practising Notes to its members through CLEs and other means;
  4. TLS has diversified its CLE programs to include other professionals and experts so as to expand the competency of its members and other professionals serving the general public;
  5. TLS has continued to provide 25 types of Self Help Kits to members of the general public;
  6. TLS has provided education services through the TLS website and database;
  7. TLS is in the final stages of establishing a Professional Enhancement College that will be a college of continuous legal education through modularised courses both short and long terms.

E: Provision of Services to the Judiciary:

  1. Attendance to Bench-Bar meetings at regular intervals in all 14 Chapters in the country;
  2. Representation of members’ in various cases at all courts, arbitration; centres and mediation bodies;
  3. Actively participated in various functions of the Judiciary such as the Law Day and Sabasaba;
  4. Continued to supply legal materials and judgments through TLS publications such as TLS Law Reports, and Journals;
  5. Formed the Arbitration Centre-The Tanzania Arbitration Centre (TIAC) which will mediate and arbitrate disputes between members of the general public on pro bono and commercial rates;
  6. As already reported above, TLS supported the Judiciary in renewal of members’ practising certificates. So far a total of 1,559 advocates have renewed their practices.

F: Advising the Parliament on Law-Making Processes

  1. TLS participated in the provision of expert opinions on 17 bills before they were enacted into laws. Thus TLS has lived up to its mission of representing the public in law-making processes before the National Assembly by presenting position papers and commentaries on BIlls before they were passed;
  2. TLS presented expert opinions on 3 international conventions before they were ratified into laws;
  3. TLS supported the Parliament to review the National Budget and provided its position;
  4. TLS supported individual members of the Parliament to review bills and come out with proper comments on the Bills during Parliamentary debates;
  5. TLS strategically supported capacity building to other stakeholders in the civil society organizations and trade unions on the law-making process and bills’ analysis.


G: Provision of Advisory services to the Government

  1. TLS through a co-creation approach has been able to develop a policy brief on the reform of the Criminal Justice System in Tanzania and presented it to the Government’s Working Team for its necessary action;
  2. TLS’s representatives in various government bodies continued to offer professional advice as members in those statutory boards and committees;
  3. Issued a total of 6 press statements to advise and inform the Government on the proper administration of justice in various areas where there were apparent violations of the law by those vested with power;
  4. TLS supported the Government in the provision of legal aid services to the public through various fora starting from its legal aid centers, annual events such as the Legal Aid Week, and dock brief representations; and
  5. TLS provided advisory services to the Government’s ministries and agencies, Judiciary, and Parliament through courtesy visits paid by the members of the Governing Council, TLS Representatives, Committees, and Chapters.

H: Institutional Development

  1. TLS developed and approved a new TLS Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and its Strategic Action Plan 2020-2022;
  2. Completed the registration/formation of TLS/Wakili Trust to safeguard and manage its properties;
  3. TLS finished the construction and inaugurated the Wakili House which is TLS’S home;
  4. TLS acquired lands in Dodoma, Mtwara, and Mbeya;
  5. TLS reviewed its engagement with sister bar associations in eastern Africa, southern Africa, in the Africa, Europe, North America and Asia with a view of strengthening its relationship and expand the resource mobilization base;
  6. TLS conducted two statutory Annual and Half General meetings in April and September 2019, respectively;
  7. TLS conducted its annual elections and installed its leaders as required by law;
  8. To enhance access to information to its members and public at large, TLS re-constructed its website, expanded its capacity and from now onwards it is able to publish all its information in the website regularly;
  9. TLS will review all its policies, regulations and rules to align with the current Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and Strategic Action Plans 2020-2022; and
  10. TLS will put in place a Communication Strategy that will enhance its communication to its members and all its stakeholders;

I: TLS Financial Compliance and Enhancement

  1. TLS will regularly conduct a quarterly budget performance review and inform its members so as to match the income and services provision to its members;
  2. TLS has established an endowment fund that will be generated from its general budget to support long-term projects and unpredicted events;
  3. In making sure that TLS funds are properly managed, TLS maintained and benefited from the advice of its Audited Committee;
  4. TLS adopted best practice for the position of the TLS Honorary Treasury and ensured that anyone serving in such a position has to have an experience of at least 10 years in the audit /accounting practice;
  5. Expanded the financial base of income from TZS 4.8 billion this year to TZS 12 billion in 2020 through identification and tapping resources from new funding sources and development partners; and
  6. Timely developed the institutional budget for 2020.

J: Enhance Membership Participations in TLS Activities

  1. TLS ensured adequate representation of Chapters in the development of the TLS Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and Strategic Action Plan 2020-2022;
  2. TLS enhanced the formation of various TLS Committees (17 committees) enabled members to engage in the implementation of its activities;
  3. TLS will soon put in place a volunteer policy that will enable and enhance members’ participation in the implementation of all TLS activities;
  4. TLS will, immediately from 2020 financial year, recruit law firms and or organizations to support the implementation of its activities on voluntary and retainer basis; and
  5. TLS has expanded the scope of members from individual membership to law firms and CSOs working on rule of law and access to justice.


  1. In the process of reviewing its founding Act, the Tanganyika Law Society Act, the TLS Governing Council and as an institution as a whole faced a challenge of receiving a new bill that proposes to amend the TLS Act. The amendments seek to, inter alia, introduce a representative general meeting, which will be empowered to elect TLS leaders. TLS being a membership society sees this proposal a danger to it and will divorce members from their Society. Its leaders will be far removed from the members and can easily be manipulated by outside forces. The Governing Council met this threat by asking all Chapters to deliberate on the proposed amendments which will be collated and submitted to the relevant organs to avert this legislative calamity;


  1. In the Government’s quest to control economic sabotages and corruption, some TLS members have been arbitrarily arrested by police and charged or joined by their clients in money laundering cases. Money Laundering charges have been slapped on advocates without equivocation by the prosecution as a weapon to cow them into submission even to threaten them from representing their clients. Other advocates slapped with money laundering offenses have been forced to take a plea bargain even though the prosecution has no evidence to prove its case against them. This a threat to legal practice in Tanzania that members are invited to marshal together their skills, intellects, energy and time to combat.
  2. TLS representatives in statutory bodies have not been proactive to report back to TLS on how they are discharging their functions in those bodies and how they are representing TLS’s positions. The Governing Council will work hard to meet with these members to appraise them of their roles and responsibilities;
  3. The Society is in a huge challenge of fake advocates commonly known as Vishoka and unethical lawyers who deliberately misuse their notary public stamps by giving them to unqualified individuals to administer oaths, notarize and certify documents, in busy places such as The Immigration Department, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and National Identification Authority (NIDA). TLS is cooperating with law enforcing organs to net all those involved in these acts.
  4. Non-payment of TLS’s subscription fees by some of the members is a growing problem. TLS cannot serve its members well if its members are not prepared to pay their fees. A members’ society is supposed to be funded by its members. Freeriding cannot be tolerated and thus all members are under obligation to pay their subscription fees and other levies imposed by the AGM, HAGM and the Governing Council. Members who fail to pay their fees will automatically be prevented from practicing law in the country.
  5. Inactive participation of members in international fora. TLS is a member of the EALS and SADC. In both, TLS ranks second after Kenya and South African respectively in number of members! However, TLS members are the last in participating in these societies’ meetings and activities.  The least participation in these societies denies TLS members the benefits offered by regional integration and cross-border practice.

All in all we as members of the legal fraternity in Tanzania we should look the coming year 2020 we renewed optimism and sense of purpose. We should unflinchingly confront the dark forces that are threatening the rule of law in our country, we should strive to represent our clients competently and courageously, expose those who violate the law, or abuse their powers and make TLS more relevant to the lives of ordinary Tanzanian. We should never give in to those who tell us to look the other way when those in power violate the Constitution and the laws of the land. We should also file public interest cases to vindicate our constitutional democracy.

Yours Sincerely,


Dr. Rugemeleza Kamuhabwa Nshalla-Advocate,


Tanganyika Law Society.

Speech by Dr Rugemeleza Nshala, President of Tanganyika Law Society, on the Occasion of the Admission Ceremony of Advocates to the Bar.


On 13th December 2019.

Your Lordship Chief Justice of the United Republic of Tanzania, Prof. Ibrahim Hamisi Juma,

Honorable Justices of Appeal,

Hon. Principal Judge, Dr. Eliezer Mbuki Feleshi,

Hon. Judges,

Hon. Retired Judges,

Hon. Registrars,

Government Officials,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning

I congratulate you all on your admission to the Bar as Advocates of the High Court of Tanzania. I know it has been a long journey for all of you and I laud you for the many years of unwavering effort to qualify as advocates.

I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to your families and loved ones as they share in this joyous occasion with you. Indeed, I am sure that your achievements would not have been possible without their love, support and encouragement.

This, of course, is just a first milestone event. It marks both an end and a beginning of more or less a similar drill: Many years of dedicated study, hard work, and perseverance to become an advocate I repeat an advocate are finally over. What await you, however, are many years of hard work, real legal disputes, court battles, and clients to advise and disputes to mediate and settle. These will require you to put into action your knowledge, wit, intellect, energy, and stamina.  Again it is time now to merge your legal knowledge with practice as the old adage goes practice makes better. Again you will be called upon to continue sharpening your knowledge through more studying and in the process what in the past you did not understand will make sense and you will be able to put them into practice. I can assure you a good lawyer is the one never stops studying and practicing what he or she has studied/learned.


This Call to the Bar ceremony is full of significance. It means that you will henceforth be called advocates. This designation is the most significant one, and it is permanent. It does not end when you retire; it does not end when, for any reason, you cease to practice save when you are permanently disbarred and removed from the Roll of Advocates.

If your experience in law school and during the pupillage period was typical at all, you have likely discovered by now that you couldn’t have endured the ordeal, or endured it as well, without the loving support of your parents, families, and close friends. Many of them have joined you here today; I salute them all for a job well done.

Today, I would like to talk to you about “What it Means to be a Lawyer” so that you are better prepared for challenges that come with your chosen profession.

You probably will be surprised that our profession is not always very much loved. We bear the brunt of many nasty jokes, and often it sounds as if we are enemies of society, rather than friends of the people we serve.

This is not new. Canadian lawyer Allan C. Hutchinson, in his book Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, had this to say:

“The legal profession has never been much loved. From Plato through Shakespeare and Charles Dickens to Tom Wolfe, literature attests eloquently to its impugned status. As much envied as reviled, the reputation and prestige of lawyers are now considered by many to be at an all-time low. Law’s image as a noble and honorable profession is in tatters.”

Many societies, ours included, tend to view lawyers as elite professionals who are more interested in their own bank accounts than the public good. I do not believe this to be true, but what people believe remains important.

But what does it mean to be a lawyer?

First, you must recognize that to practice law is not a right, but a privilege. The privilege of calling yourself a lawyer comes with many perquisites. You will be treated with respect and deference not only by your clients but also by the public generally. You will be recognized as an officer of the court when you appear in courtrooms. You will have the distinction of being gowned, as you are today, whenever you appear in an open court on behalf of a party. The gown is itself a special distinction, a manifestation of dignity. You will have the pleasure and satisfaction of being referred to as “counsel” by judges and opposing lawyers.

However, along with the pleasures and privileges of practice, these come with many responsibilities and potential pitfalls. Chief among these responsibilities is the duty to serve the public ethically, diligently, and competently. A lawyer without high ethical standards is an empty vessel and a danger to the society.

Were it not for the strict ethical code by which lawyers are required to conduct themselves, they would have no right to command a monopoly over the services they render in the practice of law. Nor would they enjoy the privilege of self- regulation.

Law is a learned and noble profession. So, as you join it starting today, you do so on the solemn undertaking that you will act in accordance with the ethical code undergirding your distinguished office, which is to say that you will act professionally, diligently, and ethically.

In my view, anyone who enters the profession of law just so that they may make some good money enters it for the wrong reason and is bound ultimately to be unfulfilled. I am not saying it’s wrong to make money out of your profession. Indeed, you should make a good living in the practice of law, but if that is your only goal, then far more deeply satisfying ones i.e. professional excellence, public service, and inner peace amongst many will elude you.

When you practice law in a country like ours, you have many opportunities to do well beyond your activities in the courtroom. Let me give you a few obvious ones that you should look out for:

  • Speak for the voiceless, or those who are oppressed by their circumstances or are victims of historical injustices. Every community has a good number of such people crying out for someone to champion their rights. As it is part of vision of Tanganyika Law Society that access to justice for all is maintained thus each one of you has a duty to provide legal aid and represent indigent people;
  • Always be on the lookout for instances of human rights abuses, and be fearless in defending the victims. More than any other professionals, lawyers have historically been champions of human rights and good governance and we need you to keep this tradition;
  • Safeguard the Constitution of Tanzania. Article 26 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania enjoins us to protect the constitutionalism and rule of law. Ours is a republic, meaning, we have a limited government for which the powers of the arms of the state are clearly prescribed and al people including all government leaders without exception are under and not above the law. As lawyers, you must and courageously confront all acts that violate our constitutional order. If you prevaricate, find excuses, or you’re intimidated to the bones, then you are committing a mortal sin and you will be harshly judged not only by history but also by our maker. In short, we as lawyers must live up to our billing. We exist as lawyers because of the laws of the land, and any threat to the constitutional order leaves us greatly exposed. Outside constitutionalism, we are like fish out of water. Safeguard it with everything you have.

Ladies and gentlemen,

As a lawyer, you have a duty to serve the community by protecting the tenets of our legal system. This means at times you may have to defend unpopular clients and speak out against abuses of power. This will not be easy; however, a legal practice sometimes requires great tenacity and courage. There are many occasions where lawyers have shown courage in their work.

You have agreed to uphold the duties to your clients. More importantly, you have accepted a paramount duty to the court. This overriding duty rests on public interest principles: to assist the court to do justice according to law. This obligation applies regardless of whether you practice as a litigator, or if you intend this to be your first and final appearance in court. Our legal system rests on principles that are encapsulated in the rule of law.

I know you have passed many exams to get to this day. This indeed has proven that you have the academic ability to make good lawyers. However, moving forward, life will continue to test you on your practical abilities. As I have pointed out, a successful lawyer requires toiling every day and harnessing a hoard of special skills that do not necessarily come from your college studies.

First among these is Good communication skills.

Lawyers must be orally articulate, have good written communication skills and also be good listeners. In order to argue convincingly in the courtroom before judges and magistrates, good public speaking skills are essential. Lawyers must also be able to write clearly, persuasively and concisely, as they prepare written submissions and produce a lot of legal documents.

But it’s not all about projection. To be able to analyze what clients tell you or follow complex testimony, a lawyer must also have good listening skills.

Second, you need a good sense of judgment. The ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited information is essential for any lawyer.

Three, you need good analytical skills. Both the study and practice of law involve absorbing large quantities of information, then having to distill it into something logical.

Four, good research skills are critical. Being able to carry out online research quickly and effectively is essential in the presentation of your clients’ cases. Preparing legal strategies requires absorbing and comprehending large amounts of information, then distilling it down into something manageable and useful.

Five, you will need superlative people skills. Law is not an abstract practice. Irrespective of how well you turn out academically, at the end of the day lawyers work with people, on behalf of people, and the decisions that are made affect peoples’ lives.

Finally, you will need a great deal of perseverance, even though the Law School has already taught you a good measure of this. In our work environment, many things will come to test your perseverance. Extraneous circumstances will cause a hearing to be adjourned even after you’ve burned the midnight oil in preparation. Your client won’t come through with half the documents you have been discussing all week. Or it will be a case of an endless power blackout that tests your perseverance to the limit.

Whatever the case, you deserve to celebrate this day and feel good about the immense opportunities ahead of you. You are now officers of the court, and you must assist us by ensuring that you uphold the rule of law at all times; you must help justice to prevail at all times, and your rewards will follow, one way or another.

Last but not least, I wish to welcome you to TLS membership. You are our newest members. You’re joining a rapidly expanding bar association with 14 chapters with three more in the offing. We expect you to become active members of TLS who will dedicate themselves to see it become a vibrant Society, a bar association that upholds the rule of law and constitutionalism and independence. For TLS to be independent, its members must be prepared to be the main source of its funding. You should quickly acquaint yourselves with the Tanganyika Law Society Act Cap 307 R.E. 2002 and regulations made thereto and activities are undertaken by TLS.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all success in all your future endeavors as you become fully-fledged members of the Bar today. Hongereni Sana. Thank you and God bless you all.

Your views for Admission Candidates

Dear Member,

Kindly revisit the list of expected new admitted members/advocates (see link below) and enter objection (s), (if any), to/any applicant(s) with misconduct behavior (s) and unfit for admission by clicking into the link and inserting the objection as directed hereinbelow.


Please find a list of petitioners at TAMS (Tanzania Advocates Management System), who will be enrolled and admitted as Advocates on Dec 13, 2019. The list may be accessed through the link Pending admissions. Use the access code 452558 to access the list.

If you have any objection to the admission of any petitioner kindly write on the relevant petitioner’s CV at the views section and submit.

You can easily search the petitioner you may know of and view their CV, or click their entry on the list pages that can be navigated one by one.

Use this link to provide your views

Or copy this link


Chapters’ General Meetings to Discuss and Comment on the Tanganyika Law Society Bill

Dear Members,

Greetings from the TLS Secretariat!

We invite you all to attend Chapter meeting organized in your respective chapter for discussing and make your comments on the TLS Bill.

Chapter comments will then be compiled by chapter leaders and submitted to the TLS Secretariat via copy to  and . The Secretariat will eventually submit all chapters’ comments to the Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee. The Committee will incorporate the comments made in the draft TLS Comments which have been prepared by the said Committee based on the Committee opinions and comments sent by members via emails.


We shall send to you all the documents regarding proposed amendments to the TLS Act that were earlier ( in previous years and this year) sent to the Ministry of the Constitution and Legal Affairs to facilitate amendments of the TLS Act together with the draft TLS Comments on the TLS Bill prepared by the TLS Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee as directed by the Governing Council. These documents will be sent to you not later than Tuesday, 03rd December 2019 for your reading in advance of the meeting.


Below is the timetable for Chapters’ General Meetings for your information;


Time for the said meetings will be communicated by your respective chapter leaders through your respective chapter groups or other chapters’ media of communication.


Please direct your queries on this matter to or via 0779 626284.

For your reference download==>>

Register for SADC-LA Pro Bono Consultative Meeting, 4th December 2019 in Dar es Salaam.

The SADC-LA is excited to introduce the SADCLA Pro Bono Forum in Tanzania. The pro bono forum aims at promoting pro bono initiatives in the region through #BeyondBilling Campaign and, further, to create a pro bono network of lawyers, NGOs and individuals working on issues of regional integration, poverty eradication through economic development, access to justice, peace and security and human rights.

The creation of SADCLA pro bono forum was resolved by the SADCLA AGM held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in August 2016. The inaugural SADC-LA  Pro Bono Forum was held on 15th and 16th August 2018, in Maputo, Mozambique. The 2019 Pro bono Forum has just been concluded at Johannesburg, South Africa on 20th and 21st November 2019. In 2019, SADC-LA Pro bono Initiative has also conducted pro bono country-specific consultative meetings in Malawi and Zimbabwe

A SADCLA pro bono consultative meeting has been scheduled in Tanzania on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, from 9.00am to 12.30pm, at TLS Headquarters, Chato Street Regent Estate, Dar es Salaam. This is to invite members of TLS interested in pro bono work join the SADCLA pro bono database and register for the pro bono consultative meeting.

To register for the SADCLA pro bono database kindly use the link ==>>:

To register for the pro bono consultative meeting kindly email Gloria Baltazari through with copy to Alphonce Gura through Only 20 slots are available.

Below is a report of the first consultative meeting held on March 18th, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is titled “The State of Pro bono Work in the SADC Region”.

download here;


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