• ULS Meeting With Pro-Bono Board Members - Oct. 2nd

    ULS Meeting With Pro-Bono Board Members - Oct. 2nd

    ULS on 2nd October hosted the Pro-Bono Board Members meeting which held a discussion on how best to implement the Pro-Bono Scheme. In particular, they discussed the proposed amendments of the Pro-Bono Regulations.

  • ULS Meets Huddersfield Law Society

    ULS Meets Huddersfield Law Society

    A team from the Huddersfield Law Society in Uganda to train Advocates on Practice Management take a picture with the ULS CEO Joyce Nalunga and part of the ULS Management staff on 5 November 2018 at the ULS Secretariat. The Faculty is comprised of Ranjit Uppal, Ruth Coneron, Sunny Sandhu and Laura Milburn

  • Past Presidents Luncheon 2018

    Past Presidents Luncheon 2018

    ULS President Simon Peter M. Kinobe today 15 November 2018 hosted the Society past presidents to a luncheon at Kampala Serena Hotel. At the luncheon, the Presidents commended Hon. Justice Remmy Kasule on his exemplary service in the Court of Appeal & his service as godfather of Legal Aid in ULS and welcomed him back from the Bench.

  • New ULS Home In Ntinda

    New ULS Home In Ntinda

    Do pay us a visit at our new home on Plot 610, Buye, Ntinda along Wamala road, off Ntinda-Kisaasi as you head up towards Kalinabiri Primary School. We will be pleased to welcome you.

  • ULS Health & the Law Cluster Meets ULS Members Affairs & Rule of Law Departments

    ULS Health & the Law Cluster Meets ULS Members Affairs & Rule of Law Departments

    The ULS Health and the Law Cluster representatives held a strategic meeting with the ULS Members Affairs and the Rule of Law Departments on 28 January 2019

  • Uganda Law Society Executive Council 2018-2019

    Uganda Law Society Executive Council 2018-2019

    President - Mr. Simon Peter Kinobe, Vice President - Mrs. Pheona Nabasa-Wall, Honorary Secretary - Mr. Francis Harimwomugasho, Treasurer - Mr. Aaron Besigye, Council Member West - Mr. Henry Ampurire, Council Member Central - Ms. Anne Karungi, Council Member North - Ms. Shamim Amolo and Council Member East - Mr. Samson Enoch Kyabakaya, with Uganda Law Society Chief Executive Officer - Mrs. Joyce Nalunga Birimumaaso

  • 11th Annual Rule of Law Symposium

    11th Annual Rule of Law Symposium

    On Friday 19th October 2018, ULS held the 11th Annual Rule of Law Symposium with a theme: Youth Participation in Good Governance, Law and Democracy: Confronting the Bottlenecks. The Keynote speaker was retired diplomat and Rwandan genocide survivor Mr. James Luyimba-Miti. The Symposium took place at Imperial Royale Hotel from 2pm to 5pm.

  • The Second National Symposium on Justice for Women and Girls in Uganda.

    The Second National Symposium on Justice for Women and Girls in Uganda.

    ULS in conjunction with UN Women and the Swedish Embassy in Uganda organised a National Dialogue on Justice for Women and Girls in Uganda on the 6th of December 2018 at Hotel Africana, Kampala. The Symposium was organised to bring stakeholders from Government, Civil Society, Academia and Community at large to discuss issues relating to Access to Justice for women and girls facing Gender Based Violence in Uganda. The Chief Guest was the Principal Judge Justice Yorokamu Bamwine.

  • Enrollment of New Advocates - 23rd January 2019

    Enrollment of New Advocates - 23rd January 2019

    ULS President Simon Peter Kinobe and CEO Joyce Nalunga along with the Chief Registrar H/W Esta Nambayo and Representative from the Law Council Mr. Aron Motoka officiated over the enrollment of new Advocates at High Courts of Uganda on 23rd January 2019. A total of 148 Advocates were welcomed to the bar.

  • President of EALS Visits ULS Secretariat

    President of EALS Visits ULS Secretariat

    The President of East Africa Law Society Mr. Willy Rubeya along with Secretary General Asmahaney Saad paid a courtesy visit to the ULS Secretariat on 23rd January 2019. He gave a contribution of 2000$ dollars to the ULS House on behalf of EALS. Asante sana!!

  • Annual Judges Conference 2019.

    Annual Judges Conference 2019.

    President Simon Peter Kinobe making a presentation on "Integrity and Crime Prevention in the #Justice system: The Role of the various #Justice Duty Bearers." at the Annual Judges Conference 2019 that ran from 28th to 31st January 2019 with the theme: "Integrity and Accountability: A Precondition for increased Access to Justice and Sustainable Development." The Conference was took place at Kampala Serena Hotel.

  • ULS President Meeting with UCC E.D

    ULS President Meeting with UCC E.D

    ULS team led by President Simon Peter Kinobe paid a courtesy visit to the E.D of Uganda Communication's commission Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi on the 5th January 2019. This visit was aimed at building bridges between the ICT and Law.

  • SIRD Project Hand Over Meeting

    SIRD Project Hand Over Meeting

    On the 10th of January 2019, ULS CEO Joyce Nalunga and representatives from the Canadian Bar Association held a hand over meeting of the Supporting Inclusive Resource Development (SIRD) Project from the past Project Manger Jane Amooti to new Project Manager Gabriel Acaye.

President's Message

Greetings from the Executive Council, Management and staff of the Uganda Law Society.

I bring you warm greetings from our great Society and I hope that you are all well.
I would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention certain issues that are critical to our Society:

1. CLE
The CLE Calendar year is almost coming to a close and as you are aware Law Council made a resolution two years ago that there will be no remedial courses, save in extremely exceptional circumstances. Efforts to request for leniency this year and to have that rule set aside have not been successful. We have therefore scaled up and conducted several CLEs to enable members to comply with the CLE requirement.
Kindly note that the Law Council together with the Judiciary and various government sectors have notified us of the intention to put in place mechanisms to protect the profession. These efforts, which include the enforcement of requirements such as practicing certificates and approval of chambers will be scaled up in the coming year.
I have requested Doreen Atukunda our Head of Members Affairs to share/circulate the list of the remaining CLE events along with the compliance report.

2. The Uganda Law Society House
The fundraising drive is on course and I would like to thank those members that have given towards the construction of the ULS House. Every contribution counts.
Also, thanks to the generosity of one of our members, we procured a demolition order and a company to commence with site clearance works which are under way and should be concluded soon.
I would like to reiterate the importance of the ULS House project and to remind everyone that this is a legacy issue not only for the Society but for each one of us individually. Therefore, every lawyer’s input is paramount for this dream to become a reality.

3. Laying of the Foundation Stone
This event shall take place on 14th December 2018 starting at 9am under the theme,
“My House, Your House, Our House.”
This event shall attract 2 points. Please turn up in large numbers and be a part of history. We shall have delegates from all over the Africa and should make ourselves available as the hosts.

4. Annual Law Dinner / Fundraising Dinner
The theme for our end of year Annual Law Dinner is “Building a Legacy with the ULS House”. The cards are ready and the dinner shall be held on the 14th December 2018 at 6pm at Serena Hotel, Kampala.
The dinner shall attract 5 CLE points and shall be attended by our partners in the Justice Law and Order Sector along with the friends of the Uganda Law Society such as the business community. I therefore request that we as the hosts attend in large numbers to make our guests comfortable. Cards for the dinner are being sold at UGX 300,000/= and can be delivered to you or obtained from the Secretariat. Part of the proceeds shall go towards the construction of the ULS house.

5. Latest in the Law Series
The series continue to be a vital element in legal practice as they inform us of the latest trends and developments in the legal profession. In the recent past, the series were briefly interrupted by the relocation of the Secretariat to Ntinda. However, it is now my pleasure to report that the ULS has been offered the gardens of Roots restaurant to conduct the law series at no cost. I would like to express my gratitude to Sarah Nakibuuka for this kind gesture and as well as thank Phillip Karugaba for taking the initiative and lead on this.

6. The Awards
Uganda Law Society has had a good history of granting awards to outstanding Advocates/ personalities. However, this has not happened this year. On the 22nd of October 2018, I regrettably informed you of the postponement of the Women in Law Awards Dinner that had been scheduled for the 26th of October 2018, due to reasons given in my communication. The membership had over time raised many questions regarding the criteria of the awards of Uganda Law Society.
We as Council therefore found it prudent to re-evaluate the criteria and come up with one acceptable and built on international best practices for awards.
This re-evaluation was important to ensure that our awards do not lose their noble purpose but mostly to ensure that they are not riddled with conflict.
The Executive Council and the Female Lawyers Committee have now come up with a criteria that will enable us fulfill the above objective. We shall therefore have our Women in Law Awards Dinner on 7th March 2019.
We shall also have our Annual Law Awards during the Annual Law Conference. Additionally, Council shall award advocates that have gone out of their way to serve Society for no gain.

I thank you all for your continued engagement with the ULS and look forward to your continued support.

#BuildingBridges

Yours Sincerely,

SP Sign

Simon Peter M. Kinobe
President – Uganda Law Society


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