The Bar Association of Guyana, founded in 1980, is a voluntary, unregistered body comprising of Attorneys-at-Law duly admitted to practice law in Guyana. It is the recognized body representing Attorneys-at-Law in Guyana.
The Association is governed by a twelve member Bar Council, elected annually, comprising of a President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer being the Executive and six Council Members.
The objectives of the Association are:
- To deal with all matters affecting the legal profession and to take such action thereon as may be deemed expedient to promote, preserve, regulate and protect its interest;
- To act as a representative of the Bar and to answer questions and lay down rules regarding the etiquette and practice of the legal profession;
- To uphold the rule of law;
- To provide for members such assistance and protection as from time to time may be desirable;
- To sponsor lectures and discussions and print and publish periodicals and other documents on any aspect of the law;
- To ensure that there is adequate legal representation for every citizen in need of same and to promote human rights;
- To examine and report on current legislation whenever desirable;
- To express the corporate opinion of the Bar in such quarters as is deemed from time to time desirable;
- To affiliate, co-operate or federate with any other organization as may be deemed desirable and beneficial to the association;
- To purchase, take on lease, hire or otherwise acquire sell, lease, let, invest, mortgage deal with or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property;
- To establish and set up schemes for the benefit of Attorneys-at-Law;
- Generally to do such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing aims and objects.