Fatuma Omar is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all Courts subordinate thereto, a member of the Uganda and East Africa Law Society with over 10 years standing experience. She is a Partner at Naziiwa, Omar & Co. Advocates. An experienced, distinguished and celebrated Family Law Practitioner, by the Law fraternity and beyond, whose passion is to offer legal services especially to those that are marginalized with the aim of enhancing their well-being most especially children. She is also a human rights defender with a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the dynamic landscape of practice in Uganda.
Fatuma is a good counsellor, educator with outstanding skills in communicating with people from a wide array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fatuma Omar is and has been a mentor to many young lawyers setting out into the vast world of legal practice. Fatuma is a Commissioner for Oaths as well as a Notary Public.
Brief Take on the Last Term of Office;
The last term of office is one I can term as an exhilarating tour of duty and service to the membership of the Uganda Law Society, to the Government and Civil Service at large. It is a term that was comprised of both high and low tides, situations where we would agree to agree and agree to respectfully disagree but with the interest of the needs of the membership at the core. As part of Council, I am proud to have been part of a team that undertook to streamline services as a means of easing and improving the welfare of our membership such as;
- Introduction of the monthly magazine with a column where members share their challenges ranging from work to family and have them addressed by counsellors with a legal background that are able to understand members’ challenges holistically. This support helps meet the mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the members.
- The automation initiatives such the online portal for members to access all information and services rendered by the secretariat such as real-time CLE points accreditation, simplified payment methods through integration of the school pay among others;
- Kick starting the ULS Health and Benevolent Fund Scheme;
- The formation of the ULS SACCO;
- The furthered push to have the ULS House Super Structure Completed;
- Availing of the membership with customised diaries and lapels as tools of identity;
- Development of the Digital ID to ease the membership access to services though still in progress.
It has been great to work with a team of selfless people that put other business aside and heed to their sworn mandate as Council members in steering the Uganda Law Society Forward.
My Promise for the New Term is Service Above Self by tirelessly rendering myself towards the vision of Council for the membership through the various initiatives that had already been started though not completed in the previous term of office so that come September 2024, we can all stand proud as a membership for all the good works done and identify as part of a people that created a legacy for better member welfare and practice in Uganda.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
COUNCIL MEMBER CENTRAL