Contact Address Details:
Gambia Bar Association (GBA)
Banjul capital Headquarters
24 Independence Drive
The Gambia, West
Tel no: +220 422 9569
Fax no: +220 422 3257
Sheriff M. Tambadou (President)
Tel no: +220 776 7999
Kemo Conteh (Executive Secretary)
Tel: +220 747 8211
There are about 200
admitted to practice in the
Gambia, most of whose chambers are located within the Banjul area.
around 40-50 Gambian lawyers of those are currently working outside the
jurisdiction. The majority of lawyers operate as sole practitioners
within small chambers or practices.
The GBA is governed by a nine-member executive Committee, elected
annually, which is responsible in general for the carrying out of the
objects of the association and in particular ensuring the proper
administration and management of its affairs; maintaining a directory
of lawyers; maintaining professional standards of conduct;
encouraging legal research and maintaining a law library; and securing
the advancement of the profession.
Several subcommittees are
required to be established by the constitution of the GBA but these
seem largely ineffective. The GBA is funded through an annual
subscription and has no secretariat or offices. A property has,
however, been allocated for the future development and construction of
a permanent secretariat. All secretariat functions are currently
carried out by members of the executive Committee.
However, the Gambia Bar Association has taken recent steps to prepare
a code of conduct and professional ethics for the profession
with the financial support of DFID.
Source - Modified from:
International Bar Association