The SADC Lawyers Association (SADC LA) is an independent voluntary association made up of Law Societies and Bar Associations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. It has been in operation since August 1999.It has a vision of upholding human rights, the respect for the Rule of Law, promoting and support for the Independence of the Judiciary and protection of fundamental liberties especially for the underprivileged and minority groups.
It is our conviction that our organization can work closely with other international organisations, in the Legal profession to help influence politicians and decision makers in Southern Africa to help bring about a just society based on the principles of equal opportunity, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary as a prerequisite for democracy and good governance. These principles are inextricably linked to economic and social well being of any society.
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The SADC Lawyers' Association holds Annual Conferences in one of its member Countries. The Conferences focus on issues of improvement of social economic lives of people and poverty eradication through advocating for the Rule of Law and Good Governance in the SADC Region. The Conference is an opportunity for Legal Practitioners and people from all walks of life from the Region to mingle and interact and exchange ideas and form strategic alliances. Practice Management is also a common element on the conference topics.
18th Commonwealth Law Conference
hosted by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the Law Society of South Africa
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