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


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 2017

 

FIND ABOUT WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT

Meet our Council Members

Search for RBA member through our MIS

Our CLE Calendar

Our Latest News

Mr Howard Morrison

Over 80 Rwanda Bar Association members attended training on UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

15th June 2017, over 80 members of Rwanda Bar Association gathered at Lemigo Hotel / Kigali for Training on UN […]

Rwanda Bar Association elective General Assembly of 26th May 2017

On 26th May 2016 the Rwanda Bar Association membership gathered at Sports View Hotel/ Kigali-Remera for the election of RBA […]

RBA In commemoration of Formal legal counsels killed in the 1994 Genocide

As Rwanda commemorate the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi for the 23rd time, the Rwanda Bar Association joined […]

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Legal Aid Review

The Rwanda Bar Association provides legal aid services to genocide transfer cases

The Rwanda Bar Association provides Legal aid assistance and/or Presentation in court for minors Under 18 years old in criminal matters

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.

Since January 2016 until December 2016 1639 minors was assisted/ represented in court. 87% of assisted minors was male and 13% was female.

Legal Aid

Since January 2016 until December 2016, 653 indigents was assisted and/or represented in court. 82% was male whereas 18% was female.

Legal Aid

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

East African Law Society
ILPD
Ministry of Justice
The Judiciary of Rwanda

RBA Activities and more