The Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) elected Charles Rwechungura, Managing Partner of CRB Africa Legal, as its new President.
Rwechugura was President of TLS from 2005 to 2006.
When in conversation with TanzaniaInvest, Rwechugura clarified its objective as newly elected President:
-Strengthening the Secretariat and giving it adequate capacity to service the ever growing membership, and to build solid transparent good governance systems;
-To embark on a very aggressive outreach initiative aimed at actively involving the wider membership in the activities of the Society, especially mainstreaming members in the ongoing constitution-making process;
-To widen the Society’s Legal Aid Project and establish a continuous free legal assistance to the needy;
-To deepen the Society’s linkages with regional and international bar associations to afford young lawyers exposure to international best practices;
Established in 1952, TLS is the Bar association of Tanzania Mainland.
Its mission is to secure sustainable professional development and the integrity of the legal profession in Tanzania, while; promoting and protecting the rule of law and access to justice; and champion progressive legal reforms.
TLS is among the leading professional associations in Tanzania, boasting over 4000 active members.