The Law Society of Prince Edward Island was created in 1876. Although its membership size has changed significantly over the years, its mandate has remained essentially the same. The Legal Profession Act sets out the objects of the Society as follows:

(a) to uphold and protect the public interest in the administration of justice;
(b) to establish standards for the education, professional responsibility and competence of its members and applicants for membership;
(c) to ensure the independence, integrity and honour of the society and its members;
(d) to regulate the practice of law; and
(e) to uphold and protect the interests of its members.

The Law Society has established regulations, policies, procedures and committees to achieve these objectives.