An LLS spokesperson added: "Given the economic climate, local law societies
must be clear about the benefits of membership of their organisation, which after all is voluntary for solicitors and others in the legal profession.
WMALS was formed in the 1960s and comprises eight regional law societies
(Breconshire & Radnorshire; Birmingham; Herefordshire; Stafford & District; North Staffordshire; Walsall; Wolverhampton and Worcestershire).
The idea of twinning with Kenyan law societies
came after Mr Holroyd made a visit to Nairobi during his year as national President.
Newcastle is one of the ten largest law societies
in the country.
He was elected the council member for Wolverhampton and Stafford from 1996 to 2005, representing the local Law Societies
of Dudley & District, North Staffordshire, Tamworth, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
It is an exciting project for LLS and one which we hope is as successful as the Newcastle/Rift Valley and the Huddersfield/ Uganda twinnings, which have proved beneficial to the Law Societies
and also to the wider communities of those who need legal services."
Newcastle, one of the 10 largest law societies
in the country, has about 1,000 members.
It said the move would help BLS - one of the most successful regional Law Societies
- widen its appeal.
The role will involve liaising with law schools, developing training and promotional material, and working with local law societies
and firms to provide opportunities.
President of Birmingham Law Society, Philip Steel, said: "Over the last few months the legal services sector of the professional community has experienced substantial change and in turn this needs the regional law societies
She has previously held the roles of chairwoman of the Legal Aid and Family SubCommittees, treasurer and vice-president before replacing outgoing president Paul McCarthyLiverpool Law Society is one of the largest law societies
in England and Wales.