The Law society, an association which was created on the 11th May 1977 and had for objects “the safeguard, maintenance and promotion of the interests of the body of Mauritius Attorneys-at-Law, the upholding of the honor, dignity reputation and independence of the members thereof and furtherance of their interests in connection with the practice of the profession”. In pursuance of such objects the Society was given power to consider all matters generally affecting the Attorneys, members of the Society and take such measures as the Society and take such measures as the Society shall think fit in relation thereto and, in particular, matters regarding:
(a) the encouragement of the study of jurisprudence and legal education in furtherance thereof.
(b)the improvement of the administration of justice in Mauritius
(c) the promotion and support of law return
(i) the promotion and support of law reform;
(ii) the Society and members of the public;
(iii) the Society and members of the legal profession in other countries
(d) the safeguard of the right of access of the Courts of Mauritius for members of the public and their representation of representatives of the Society thereto;
(e) the affiliation of the Society to any similar association Society in Mauritius or elsewhere and the delegation of representatives of the Society thereto;
(f) the joining of any federation of professionals in Mauritius or elsewhere and the delegation of representatives of the Society thereto;
(g) the assistance and collaboration with the legal bodies in the administration of justice;
(h) the promotion of maintenance of internal discipline among attorneys, members of the society;
(i) the amicable settlement of all disputes between Attorneys; members of the society;
(j) the foring with its own members, of an office for giving free or gratuitous advice to poor persons, whose cases may be distributed among the several attorneys, members of the society, to be followed up, if that should be done;
(k) the representation of all attorneys of the court, collectively, as to their common rights and interests.