On 26th May 2016 the Rwanda Bar Association membership gathered at Sports View Hotel/ Kigali-Remera for the election of RBA Governing council members, The Bar President KAVARUGANDA Julien – Gustave presided over the Elective General assembly, After the registration The Bar President introduced those whose Application was approved by the council.
Me Rwabigwi Augustin, Me Habimana Pie and Me Sebaziga Maseruka Sophonie was given each the time to introduce to members their plans and goals they expect to achieve during the next 3 years.
The Council of the Bar Association is composed of the the President of the Bar Association who is also the presiding officer; eleven (11) Advocates elected by their peers that are on the roll of Advocates; an Advocate from State Attorneys and who is elected by his/her peers; Members of the Council of the Bar Association are elected for a three (3) year term of office renewable once (1). Those who have finished their 3 year term of office was Me FURAHA Amida (Formal Dean of the council); Me MUSORE GGAKUNZI Valery and Me HABIMANA Augustin.
Responsibilities of the Council of the Bar Association Include to examine and decide on the issues related to the practice of the Advocates’ profession, and give advice, on its own initiative or upon request on any other matters relating to the Bar Association; to take decision on the enrollment on the roll of the Bar Association; to put in place regulations meant for the promotion of Advocates’ profession; to implement disciplinary measures that are provided for in this Law; to recruit the staff of the Bar Association.