Uganda Law Society Membership
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.
Enriching Members’ Careers
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.
- Specialized User Groups and Forums offer access to programming and professionals concentrated on their respective practice specialty.
- Committees and task forces within specialty groups allow members to develop a national, regional and international reputation through presentation, publication and leadership opportunities.
- Diversity and inclusion initiatives, pro bono opportunities and advocacy efforts give members a voice on important topical national and regional issues.
- Free career resources and career opportunities, including an online job board, helps members to explore new careers. ULS gives recommendations to members who need to travel abroad for work, need visas, or those who are applying for work permits in foreign countries.
- Discourse with peers during all forms of meetings thus helping members keep in touch with each other as their careers progress
- Great networking opportunities with members of the legal profession within and outside Uganda through social events like dinners, cocktails, regional and international conferences, exchange programmes.
Sharpen Members’ Practice
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.
- The ULS CLE Programme, featuring Uganda’s most influential legal practitioners and experts in key fields of practice, allows you to earn up to 20 hours of CLE annually. Most of these CLEs are at a reasonable and affordable price.
- Publications offer in-depth analysis of legal developments in your practice specialty.
- An online mailing system that keeps our members updated on the latest developments in the sector, legislations, laws, bills, legal positions, important and interesting court decisions, precedents etc thus giving them an edge over non-members.
- Access to a fully stocked library where members can research on any legal issue. We also have the online law library which is free for members.
Fill this form to become a Uganda Law Society member
How does one become a member of ULS and how much is the annual subscription payment?
One becomes a member of the ULS by applying and submitting certified copies of the enrollment certificate, University Certificate and Bar course Certificate. In addition a new member is required to submit a passport size photo, recommendation/ Introduction letter from the employer and a copy of the approval of chamber for the current year.
Annual subscription for ULS is UGX 500,000 and UGX 20,000 for the ULS Identity Card (I.D)
Does ULS admit law students as members?
No, we admit strictly enrolled advocates of the High Court of Uganda.
Are newly enrolled advocates required to have CLE Points?
Newly enrolled advocates are exempted from undertaking CLE for the first twelve months from the date of their enrollment.
Why do advocates have to attend CLE seminars and how many points does one have to accumulate each year?
Why do young lawyers pay the same amount of money for subscription fees as the senior lawyers?
Why can’t ULS allow members make payments using mobile money especially upcountry members?
We have developed an online system where members can make their payments
What are the benefits of being a member of ULS and EALS?
Does ULS discipline its members reported?
Errant members are reported to the Law Council the regulator for disciplinary action.
Can ULS share the directory with the public or persons that request for it?
No, we do not share our directory because of our member’s confidentiality.
How do ULS Committee members get elected?
Committee members are appointed by the Executive Council, they are not elected.
If a member who has paid for a particular seminar fails to attend it, does he/she get a refund of the money paid?
If the member paid up informs the secretariat in time before the training not after and the in writing.
How can a member or an institution get accreditation for other conferences and seminars not conducted by ULS?
13. Under Regulation 9 of Advocates (CLE) Regulations, 2004 (S.I 78/2004) a member is required to apply for accreditation of a programme or workshop to the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at least thirty days before the date of the programme or workshop, and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
If one has been away or out of the country, what are the requirements for him/her to get back to active practice?
Does ULS admit lawyers who have studied outside Uganda?
Why can’t ULS get a medical insurance scheme for its members?
ULS has an insurance scheme for its members.
Why do we have most of the CLE trainings organized in Kampala?
We also conduct CLE trainings upcountry for our members free of charge when funds allow. If not, we offer a highly subsidized workshops for the members in the different regions.
Why can’t we rotate the AGM in upcountry towns for upcountry members to benefit from the rotations?
Mr. Simon Peter Kinobe 2018 - 2019
Mr. Gimara Francis 2016 - 2018
Mrs. Ruth Ssebatindira 2013 - 2016
Mr. James Ssebugenyi 2011 -2013
Mr. Kyerere K Bruce 2009 - 2011
Mr. Oscar John Kihika 2007 - 2009
Mr. Deo Nkunzingoma 2006 - 2007
Mr. Moses J Adriko 2004 - 2006
Mr. Andrew Kasirye 2002 - 2004
Mr. John Matovu 2000 - 2002
Mrs. Harriet Diana Musoke 1998 - 2000
Mr. John Mary Mugisha 1996 - 1998
Mrs. Salome Bbossa 1994 - 1996
Mr. Remmy Kasule 1992 - 1994
Proffessor Edward Ssempebwa 1990 - 1992
Mr. Sam Kalega Njuba 1978 - 1979
Mr. Joseph Mulenga 1973 - 1978
Mr. Godfrey Binaisa 1971 - 1972
Mr. Naphlin Akena Adoko 1969 - 1970
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