The Malta Chamber of Advocates, il-Kamra tal-Avukati, represents the corps of warranted advocates admitted to the Bar of Malta. It is a voluntary non-political non-Governmental organisation funded by the fees paid by members and by funds raised from the activities it organises. It is recognised at law as the consultative and participatory representative of advocates in matters related to the organisation and administration of justice. The Chamber acts as a professional association, a lobbyist, an educator, and to a degree, as a regulator, as well as being available to provide guidance to advocates and to the public at large on matters of professional ethics and the proper exercise of the function and office of advocates.
The Chamber of Advocates, through its foundation The Malta Law Academy, seeks to organise lectures, seminars, and conferences in order to up-date the legal profession on matters both of substantive and of procedural law, as well as participating, either as a lobbyist or as a direct participant, in initiatives to amend and consolidate legislation. The Committee of the Chamber of Advocates, il-Kamra Tal-Avukati, is made up of 11 members who are elected every two years. The Committee for 2015/2016 is currently constituted as follows:
In addition to the Committee, the Chamber of Advocates has a permanent staff responsible for administration and day-to-day running of the office.
The Chamber is also responsible for dealing with complaints made against lawyers and refers such complaints to the Committee of Lawyers and Legal Procurators which is set up within the Commission for the Administration of Justice.
The Chamber of Advocates is affiliated to the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Conseil des Barreaux de la Union Europienne (CCBE) also known as the Council of Bars and Law Societies of the European Union.