History of The Advocates Association of Sarawak

People often wonder why we are entitled as an Association and not called a Bar Council like our West Malaysian counterpart or the Law Society (as originally intended).

There is a bit of history here which was created by the then Registrar of Societies who deemed it fit that we should be named an Association or else no approval would be given for the creation of this body to represent the Advocates on the Roll of the Sarawak Bar.

Membership of the Association is open to all Advocates who have been called to the Bar of the High Court of Borneo, which was renamed to the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in 1995.