Welcome Remark

Dear Guests, on behalf of the entire membership, the Governing Council, the Secretariat of the Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) and my own behalf, I have the pleasure to welcome you to the Rwanda Bar Association website.

This website provides access to a range of information in relation to the Bar Association structure and Activities. We trust that you will find information contained on this website useful.

President of the Bar Association
Julien- Gustave KAVARUGANDA


Up coming Events

RBA General Assembly

IBA Conferences

Other Conferences 2019

Our Services

Service to Advocates

The Rwanda Bar Association provides the different services to its membership including Training Programmes for Advocates; CAPA (Certificat d’Aptitude a la Profession d’Avocat) Certification; Medical Insurance for RBA members and their dependants; Providing Towhom it may concern document / Recommendation letter and Professional Cards Issuing .

 

Legal Aid services

The Rwanda Bar Association provides services such us Providing information to the public; Handling complains between advocates and the public; Providing legal information, advice, orientation, mediation, and legal assistance & representation to indigent and vulnerable people free of charge.

 

CLE Program

As Every application for an Annual Practicing authorization has to be accompanied by proof that the applicant has secured at least two Credits (or 30 hours) of CLE during the previous year the Bar Association provide continuous legal education to members according to the calendar of the current year. Please find the CLE calendar 2018

 

FIND ABOUT WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT

Meet our Council Members

Search for RBA member through our MIS

Our CLE Calendar

Our Latest News

EALS Governing Council members Pose photo with HE Paul Kagame

24th East Africa Law Society Annual Conference 2019, in Kigali

This Year the East Africa Law Society (EALS) organized its 24th Edition of the East Africa Law Society Annual Conference […]

Rwanda Bar Association and Rwanda Correctional Service in a fresh drive to promote access to justice for inmates

Access to justice for all and Human Rights Promotion and Protection constitutes one of the important pillars of the Rule […]

Premier congrès du Reseau International des Femmes Avocates

Le RIFAV est une association née du constat que les femmes étaient soumises à des contraintes spécifiques dans l’exercice de […]

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Legal Aid Review 2018

Since January 2018 Until December 2018, Rwanda Bar Association received 658 Applications 52,1 % Was Male and 47,8 % Female.

Probono

The Rwanda Bar Association provides legal aid services to the genocide transferred cases

Legal Aid

The Rwanda Bar Association provides Legal aid assistance and/or Presentation in court for children aged between 14-18 years old in criminal matters

Legal Aid

The Rwanda Bar Association provides services such us Providing information to the public; Handling complains between advocates and the public; Providing legal information, advice, orientation, mediation, and legal assistance & representation to indigent and vulnerable people free of charge.

Legal Aid

Since January 2018 until December 2018, 2216 minors were represented in court. 90,1% of assisted minors was male and 9,8% was female.

Minors

Since January 2018 until December 2018, 484 indigents were represented before the supreme court. 84,2 % was male whereas 15 % was female.

Indigents

Every Friday of the week, Rwanda Bar Association provide information to the public, Handle complains between advocates and the public, Provide legal information, advice, orientation, mediation, and legal assistance & representation to indigent and vulnerable people free of charge.

Legal Aid

Our Partners

Ministry of Justice
The Judiciary of Rwanda
DIU_USAID
ILPD

RBA Activities and more