These are advisory body of the Council and the Chapter Executive Committees at national and chapter level respectively. These are the standing committees of the Society and they are working and helping hand of the Council and the Chapters’ Executive Committee in implementation of Council and Chapters’ roles at national and chapter level respectively.
There are two categories of the Committees: National Committees established by the Council at national level and chapter committees established by Chapter executive Committees.
The Council has been empowered by the law (TLS Act Cap 307 as amended) to establish Committees with the aim of advising the Council on various matters of the Society. The national Committees report to the Council on quarterly basis.
The Chapter Executive Committee has a mandate, which is derived from the Tanganyika Law Society (Chapters and Chapter Zones) Regulations to establish chapter committees with the aim of advising their respective chapter executive committee on matters relating to respective chapter’s affairs. Chapter committees report to the Chapter Executive Committee and to the relevant national committee on quarterly basis.
National Committees are constituted by not more than seven members including the Chairperson except for National Ethics Committee whose number may increase as may be determined by Council.
Chapters Committees are constituted by not more than five members.
Currently, the Society has 14 National Committees namely:
Public, Regional and International Affairs;
Research, Publication and Editorial Board;
Junior Lawyers Professional Development;
Drafting, Constitution and Legal Affairs;
Continuing Legal Education;
Members Welfare, Advocates Remuneration and Awards;
Advocates and Lawyers with Disabilities;
Finance, Risk and Audit;
Resource Mobilisation and Investment; and
Monitoring and Evaluation.
PUBLIC, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND EDITORIAL BOARD
JUNIOR LAWYERS PROFFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DRAFTING, CONSTITUTION AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE)
MEMBERS WELFARE, ADVOCATE REMUNERATION AND AWARDS
ADVOCATES AND LAWYERS WITH DISABILITIES
FINANCE, RISK AND AUDIT
RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND INVESTMENT
MONITORING AND EVALUATION