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. 

Benefits of ULS 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.

 

Sharpen Members’ Practice

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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Mr. Simon Peter Kinobe 2018 - 2019

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Mr. Gimara Francis 2016 - 2018

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Mrs. Ruth Ssebatindira 2013 - 2016

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Mr. James Ssebugenyi 2011 -2013

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Mr. Kyerere K Bruce 2009 - 2011

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Mr. Oscar John Kihika 2007 - 2009

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Mr. Deo Nkunzingoma 2006 - 2007

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Mr. Moses J Adriko 2004 - 2006

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Mr. Andrew Kasirye 2002 - 2004

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Mr. John Matovu 2000 - 2002

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Mrs. Harriet Diana Musoke 1998 - 2000

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Mr. John Mary Mugisha 1996 - 1998

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Mrs. Salome Bbossa 1994 - 1996

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Mr. Remmy Kasule 1992 - 1994

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Proffessor Edward Ssempebwa 1990 - 1992

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Mr. Sam Kalega Njuba 1978 - 1979

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Mr. Joseph Mulenga 1973 - 1978

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Mr. Godfrey Binaisa 1971 - 1972

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Mr. Naphlin Akena Adoko 1969 - 1970

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Dr. Joseph Byamugisha

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HEAD OFFICE

Uganda Law Society
Block 216 Plot 610 Buye,Wamala Road
P. O. Box 426, Kampala
Phone: +256 312 262420;
0800100150/1 (Toll Free)
www.uls.or.ug

KABAROLE CLINIC

KABAROLE CLINIC:
Plot 38/40  Kiboga Rd
P.O. Box 183, Fort Portal
Tel: (256)  772 059 793
(256)  759 520 663
E-mail: kabarole@uls.or.ug
 

KITGUM CLINIC

KITGUM CLINIC:
Plot 141 Kitgum
Chief  Magistrate Court
Kitgum District
Langa  Langa  Road
E-mail: kitgum@uls.or.ug
 

SOROTI BRANCH

SOROTI BRANCH:
Plot No.14  Opolot  Odelle  Rd, Pamba Soroti
Tel:  +256 778 684 504
+256 753517733
E-mail:soroti@uls.or.ug
 

AMURIA CLINIC

AMURIA CLINIC:
Health Dep’t  Building Amuria
Local Gov’t  Hqt Along Amuria - Orungo Rd
Email: amuria@uls.or.ug
Website: www.uls.or.ug

ABIM  CLINIC

ABIM  CLINIC:
Abim  Town  Council New Corner cell, Abim  District
Email:  abim@uls.or.ug
Website: www.uls.or.ug

JINJA  CLINIC

JINJA  CLINIC:
Plot 30 Oboja  Rd P.O. Box 1818 Jinja
Tel: (256)  434 141 293
Email:  gulu@uls.or.ug
Website: www.uls.or.ug
 

KABALE CLINIC

KABALE CLINIC:
Plot 32, Mbarara, Rd Kigongi
P.O. Box 979 Kabale
Tel: (256)  0486 426 352
E-mail: kabale@uls.or.ug
 

GULU  CLINIC

GULU  CLINIC:
Plot 3 Dr. Aliker   Road,  Limu
P.O. Box, 896-Gulu
Toll Free:0800100103
Email:  gulu@uls.or.ug
 

NAPIRIPIRITI CLINIC

NAPIRIPIRITI CLINIC
Magistrate Court,  Opp. CPS
Moroto Nakapirpiriti Road
E-mail:nakapiripiriti@uls.or.ug
Website:www.uls.or.ug
 

ARUA  BRANCH

ARUA  BRANCH:
Plot 12 Enyau  Road,  Arua
Tel: +256 372 280 540
E-mail: arua@uls.or.ug
Website:www.uls.or.ug
 

MOYO  BRANCH

MOYO  BRANCH
Central II Village
Off Mission Road
Next to Pentecostal  Assembly
Church
 

KOTIDO CLINIC

KOTIDO CLINIC: 
Old Road  Court  Lane,  Chief 
Magistrate Court,  Kotido
P.O. Box 36, Kotido
E-mail: kotido@uls.or.ug
 

MBARARA BRANCH

MBARARA BRANCH
Plot No.12  Rwebikona Road
Tel: +256 0382 280 603
E-mail:  mbarara@uls.or.ug
 

MOROTO BRANCH

MOROTO BRANCH
Plot.52 Indep.  Ave. Moroto
Tel: (256) 0392 178718
E-mail:moroto@uls.or.ug
 

LUWERO CLINIC:

LUWERO CLINIC:
Shammah Road Kizito Zone
After Alpha  Primary School
E-mail:  Luwero@uls.or.ug
 

MASINDI CLINIC

MASINDI CLINIC:
Ntuwa  Road,  Kijungu
P.O Box 59, Masindi
E-mail:  masindi@uls.or.ug 
 

KABERAMAIDO CLINIC

KABERAMAIDO CLINIC:
Kaberamaido Chief Magistrate Court Kaberamaido
District
P.O Box 78, Kaberamaido E-mail:  soroti@uls.or.ug
Website:www.uls.or.ug
 

NABRATUK CLINIC

NABRATUK CLINIC:
Community Hall /Former Court Hall Building,
Along  Namalu
Moroto  Road
Website:www.uls.or.ug