Welcome to Malawi Law Society

The Malawi Law Society (referred to herein as the society) was created in 1965 by the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 3:02 of the Laws of Malawi. A copy of which is found on this site.

What we believe in

To be an independent and professional body that safe guards the rule of law in an impartial, responsive and effective manner

How to become a member

To be eligible to practice law in Malawi, one should have a law degree obtained from the university of Malawi, should have been admitted to the bar of Malawi, should have paid an annual membership fee to the society and should have been issued a practice license by the Registrar of the High Court of Malawi.

Recent Post


Ticheze Za malamulo Radio Program-Matindi FM 

  • Wednesday 30th September 2015
  • Governments role in protecting Human Rights
  • with Mr. Justin Dzonzi & Mr Chrispin Sibande

  • President
  • John was called to the Malawi bar in 2003. He immediately joined the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs as Senior State Advocate. He later joined Raymond & Hughes, a local law firm, before and joining Loita Investment Bank in 2004 which was later acquired by Ecobank Group in 2008. There he rose to become Company Secretary and Head of Legal Department.


  • Executive Director
  • Mr Godfrey Kangaude joined Malawi Law Society as Executive Director from October 2014, after working in the NGO world with Ipas (USA) then Sonke Gender Justice (South Africa). His area of interest is human rights, and most especially sexual and reproductive rights. His wish during his term in office is to see the Malawi Law Society significantly advance its mandate promote the rule of law, and to agitate for the realisation of human rights and justice in Malawi, especially for the most marginalised, including women, children, prisoners, persons with disabilities and LGBTI persons.

Latest News & Events


MLS Radio Program

Every Wednesday

On Matindi Radio Station from: 19:15-19:45


MLS News Column-Malawi News

Every Saturday

"Legal literacy corner" -English Column

"Dziwani za Malamulo" -Chichewa Column


Job Opportunities

Every Saturday

The Malawi Law Society (the Society), a dynamic body corporate established under the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act, Cap. 3:04 of the Laws of Malawi, to inter alia represent, protect and assist legal practitioners as regards conditions of practice and to protect and assist the public in Malawi on all matters touching, ancillary or, incidental to the law invites applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the vacancies listed below:




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