Members of the Rule of Law Advisory Panel together with members of the ULS Executive Council as well as other key stakeholders pose with copies of the ULS State of the Rule of Law Report at the launch of the report.
ULS Members pose for a group photo with the Hon. PJ, the Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Head of Governance Section Delegation of the European Union to Uganda at the 6th Annual Pro-Bono Day
The Uganda Law Society is mandated by the Law Council to conduct CLE trainings on its behalf and every year ULS has done this with continuous improvement. There is no doubt that CLE Is fundamental to the independence of the bar. A legal profession that learns is able to demonstrate to the pubtic that they value standards and they are prepared to undertake CLE training to maintain and enhance thOse standards.
We have sent you the new 2017 CLE training calendar. The calendar and choice of trainings in many ways reflect your views gathered from the evaluations done at the end of the trainings and from the views gathered from the monkey survey conducted on the 27th day of September, 2016.
I wish to highlight a few of these developments;
We have introduced a Latest in the Law series engagement every month to discuss Judgments/Court decisions that have far reaching implications. These sessions will take place every last Wednesday of the month at the ULS Secretariat between 8:00am and 10:00am. We encourage you in this respect to send any judgments or rulings that you receive to the Secretariat such that we pick up the ones that can elicit debate and learning.
We have introduced a signature Annual Law Conference that will be taking place on the 30th - 31st March 2017 at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe. The Conference this year will address the future of the legal profession and it will be graced by high profile international and national speakers. The Annual General Meeting will take place the day after the Conference. This is a great opportunity for those who want to earn maximum CLE points for the year in four days.
It is now possible for upcountry advocates to get 20 CLE points without traveling to Kampala. The calendar has set up a number of quality trainings within the regions such that members within those regions are able to accumulate all the required CLE points without travelling to Kampala.
We are engaging the Law Council to consider amending the regulations to incorporate other means of learning such as webinars. This is in response to members who requested that they attend CLE trainings using electronic means.
For members who had problems with affordability of the CLE trainings, please look at the calendar very carefully and ensure that you don't miss the free ones.
We will continue to engage you to seek your views so as to enable us improve the CLE training sessions. I strongly believe that a legal profession that is competent is more likely to act with inteqrity and independently.