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President's profile

Francis Gimara – President, Uganda Law Society 2016-2017

Francis has a rich background in the legal arena and leadership and brings it to bear at the Law Society.

• LLM Degree from Cambridge University
• Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University
• Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
• Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School (Herriot Watt University)

Francis was President Makerere Law Society to founding and providing organisational and strategic thinking skills to both Uganda Youth Network and the Centre for Public Interest Law. He is also one of the founders of Arcadia Advocates and the current Managing Partner. He has been a member of the CLE committee of ULS since 2013 and he is also a member of the Strategic Litigation Committee of East Africa Law Society.

Francis wants to enhance the respect/brand of ULS among key stakeholders as a defender of the rule of law and constitutionalism. To strengthen the ULS leadership structures, secretariat and regional offices to create an efficient, professional and admired organization.

His goals also include building a harmonious and inclusive Society by strengthening the bridge between the senior and young lawyers.