• ULS Meeting With the African Prisons Project

    ULS Meeting With the African Prisons Project

    The ULS CEO Joyce Nalunga and Head Legal Aid and Pro-Bono Project Deborah Gasana met a team from the African Prisons Project (APP) led by Human Rights Manager Sharon Twikirize at the ULS Secretariat on 31 July 2018 to discuss partnership opportunities as we strive to promote respect for Human Rights even in the prisons. The APP team also met with the ULS team tasked working in the Luzira Decongestion Project which is led by Christine Awori.

  • ULS Executive Council Visits the DPP

    ULS Executive Council Visits the DPP

    The Uganda Law Society President together with the Treasurer, Council Representative Central Region and CEO on 25 April 2018 paid a visit to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions where they met with the DPP Hon. Mike Chibita and discussed how to stand collectively to champion the rule of law and access to justice in Uganda. ULS recognized the office of the DPP as a key partner and pledged our continued support & cooperation.

  • ULS SIRD Project Meets Women Groups from Buliisa

    ULS SIRD Project Meets Women Groups from Buliisa

    Some of the women in the extractive regions of Buliisa district take a photo with the Programme Manager of the Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD) Project of the Uganda Law Society who had consultative meetings on 7th and 8th February 2018 with women groups in the areas of Kigera, Ngwedo and Buliisa Sub County in Buliisa District. These meetings were purposed to find ways of helping women and girls in these regions access justice, social services, employment and involvement into the compensation procedures done by the oil companies in addition to empowering them.

  • Judicial Officer Scorecard

    Judicial Officer Scorecard

    On 15 August 2018 ULS together with the Judiciary, Uganda Bankers Association & Centre for Public Interest Law launched the UBA/ULS arbitration consultative process & presented appreciation awards to outstanding Judicial Officers of the 2017 Judicial Scorecard.

  • ULS Executive Council Meets the Solicitor General

    ULS Executive Council Meets the Solicitor General

    The ULS President Simon Peter M. Kinobe, Hon. Secretary Harimwomugasho Francis, Council Representative Anne Karungi and CEO Joyce Nalunga met with the Solicitor General Mr. Francis Atoke on 16 May 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss improved partnerships with the Office of the Solicitor General to promote Access to Justice for the vulnerable and the Rule of Law.

  • ULS High Tea 2018

    ULS High Tea 2018

    On 13 July 2018 ULS held the 2018 Female Lawyers High Tea at the Kampala Serena Hotel under the theme: "Soaring like an Eagle - How to maintain your competitive edge in the legal profession." The keynote speaker for the event was Lady Justice Eva Luswata.

  • Uganda Law Society Executive Council 2018-2019

    Uganda Law Society Executive Council 2018-2019

    President - Mr. Simon Peter Kinobe, Vice President - Mrs. Pheona Nabasa-Wall, Honorary Secretary - Mr. Francis Harimwomugasho, Treasurer - Mr. Aaron Besigye, Council Member West - Mr. Henry Ampurire, Council Member Central - Ms. Anne Karungi, Council Member North - Ms. Shamim Amolo and Council Member East - Mr. Samson Enoch Kyabakaya, with Uganda Law Society Chief Executive Officer - Mrs. Joyce Nalunga Birimumaaso

President's Message

Greetings from the Executive Council, Management and staff of the Uganda Law Society.

This is my first message as the President of the Uganda Law Society and on the onset I thank the Uganda Law Society Membership for electing me as the President. You have given me an opportunity to contribute to the good work already done by the other Past Presidents.
I wish to commend my predecessor and his Council for their strong leadership and for having improved and maintained the image of the ULS. I am happy to note that I am taking over from a Council that has raised the bar so high especially regarding the brand of the ULS.  The incoming Council will work hard to continue building on the past achievements not only of my predecessor but also achievements of all the other past presidents so as to have continuity in building a greater ULS.

The ULS Executive Council’s commitment to the ULS Mission means that our energy and resources are directed to;

  1. Consolidating the Good Practice of the  Uganda Law Society
  2. Engaging in Rule of Law initiatives. For example, Setting up of a Litigation department and establish a hotline to deal with legal impunity and to implement Rule of Law quarterly report recommendations and Litigate against KCCA on conversion of land from leasehold to freehold as resolved by the AGM
  3. Legal Aid Pro Bono Initiatives such as Formulate a strategy paper on issues of LAP to address the transition to ULS, setting up the High level Advisory Panel on Legal Aid, reform the state brief system and increase recognition of Pro Bono lawyers
  4. Building bridges such as set up a task force to establish the Benevolent scheme as resolved at the AGM, Engage with young lawyers, senior lawyers and women lawyers on their role, lead efforts to commence building ULS House on 1st July 2018,  and support the High Level Advisory Panel on Rule of Law to continue with their role.
  5. Visibility and Business growth for Members For example, Start the process of updating the ULS website, set up a taskforce to come up with strategies to improve ethical legal practice in Uganda, set up a business development committee, set up a liaison office to deal with our new incoming members, dealing with deterrent arrears and penalties preventing our absentee members from coming back, deal with CLE issues to include but not limited to regional distribution of free CLE, establishment of a CLE Calendar and more free CLE’s, deal with compliance issues as relates  to inspection of chambers, unfulfilled CLE points among others, negotiate members benefits withy institutions such as Stanbic bank, appointment and set up of the advisory committee on the ULS Innovation Centre and commence plans to set up the ULS Arbitration Centre.

I with full confidence believe that the Executive Council will strive to achieve the above mentioned initiatives within the 100 day period and we request for the support of the member and the Secretariat. We must strive to challenge ourselves to perform beyond limits for the general interest of all beneficiaries and stakeholders. As the Council, we will also strive to preserve the highest levels of integrity and inclusiveness.
I welcome the role of President as a tremendous honour and embrace wholeheartedly the opportunity to sever a vibrant ULS. You have just voted in an Executive Council that is enthusiastic and energetic who will contribute tremendously and  enormously achieving our goals and vision in execution of its statutory mandate to foster and improve access and administration of justice as well as good governance in Uganda.”
Hold on to your Hats- It’s going to be a great year for the ULS

Yours Sincerely,

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Simon Peter M. Kinobe
President – Uganda Law Society


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