The Uganda Law Society is the Bar Association for lawyers in Uganda. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we are here to help, protect and promote lawyers across Uganda. The Uganda Law Society also provides professional services, resources, support and benefits to its members and engages in activities designed to improve access to justice.
Members in the Uganda Law Society enjoy access to an assortment of benefits to help them become a better legal professional and assist with advocacy for the rule of law in Uganda and around the world that can broadly be categorized in the following broad areas:-
The ULS works to enrich members’ careers through practice specialty groups; opportunities for leadership, authorship and speaking engagements; and involvement in diversity, advocacy and public service initiatives.
The ULS is committed all year round to sharpening members’ practice through CLE courses led by national and international experts and publications offering in-depth legal analysis.
ULS stands by its members when they lose loved ones and family. ULS is planning on establishing a benevolent scheme whose purpose will be to take care of and educate children left behind by deceased members.
ULS undertakes research, documentation and dissemination of information for the legal profession on topical, regional and global issues relating to the practice of law, human rights and the rule of law. We do this through monthly e-newsletters, interactive social media and the Society magazine – the Lawyers’ Voice. The newsletter and magazine offer an avenue for members who wish to be published as members are given the opportunity to submit articles to these publications.
ULS stands by its mandate to protect its members and their practice, and will be at the forefront championing all legitimate membership causes. From challenging illegal bills and acts, to defending their sacrosanct legal and even human rights, ULS can be counted on by our members.
LAW STUDENT BENEFITS FROM THE UGANDA LAW SOCIETY
The Uganda Law Society is dedicated to helping law students achieve their potential by guiding the students to:-
ULS does this by:
a) Taking students on through internships, clerkships, and volunteer opportunities;
b) Helping them discover their passion through free and affordable practice specialty groups with networking events;
c) Introducing them to trending concepts like Pro Bono that every advocate encounters during their practice;
d) Allowing them to attend free CLE courses to learn about the latest happenings in a field;
e) Connecting them to work with lawyers on substantive issues.